Indian Education—Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies

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2016 Part I Application Dates: Opens January 25, 2015 and Closes February 26, 2016

2015 Part II Application Dates: Opens April 11, 2016 and Closes May 13, 2016

Current Application
  • Formula Grant EASIE Part II for 2016 will open April 11, 2016 and close May 13, 2016

For More Information

Individuals needing additional information on the online EASIE Formula Grant program may contact the Department of Education's Partner Support Center (PSC). The PSC is available for questions weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST (excluding federal holidays). The PSC contact information is as follows:

    Voice: (877) 457-3336 (877-HLP-EDEN)
    TTY/TDD: (888) 403-3336 (888-403-EDEN)
    (February 8, 2016)

2016 Federal Register


Part II of the Formula Grant Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) is now open, as noted in the Federal Register Notice:

SY 2016-2017 Application Period
In order to apply for the SY 2016-17 grant and be considered for funding, you must complete and certify both Part I and II of the application through ESS (EDFacts Submission System). Part II of the EASIE system opened today, April 11, 2016, and must be certified no later than 8:00 p.m., ET on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Upcoming Webinars
The EDFacts Partner Support Center (PSC) will conduct three Webinars with identical content detailing the process of completing Part II. You must register for a session before attending. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the phone number and website link for joining the Webinar. The dates for the Webinars are as follows:

  • Webinar #1 was conducted on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., ET. The PowerPoint presentation and audio recording can be found on the Indian Education Formula Grant Community website at the following link:
  • Webinar #2: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., ET. To register for this session, select the link below:
  • Webinar #3: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., ET. To register for this session, select the link below:
  • Agenda for the Webinars
    These sessions will include an overview of Part II as well as a demonstration of the EASIE system.

    • General Information
    • User Roles
    • Formula Grant EASIE Process
    • Certification Process
    • OIE Review Process
    • Reminders
    • Important Dates
    • Support
    • Online Demonstration

    System Requirements
    Internet Explorer is the only supported browser for the EDFacts Submission System. Please do not use other browsers as you will experience invalid errors. The Formula Grant Application is submitted electronically through the EDFacts Submission System at this link:

    Did You Know?

    • The PCA form is now the only required form for Part II. If applicable to your entity, the system does not allow for certification without this form.
    • Your login information from Part I remains valid for Part II. If you are not able to login, please contact the EDFacts Partner Support Center.
    • The Office of Indian Education (OIE) will begin the review process as soon as applications are certified.

    The EDFacts Partner Support Center (PSC) is available for questions between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time except for federal holidays. Note: Extended support hours up to the midnight deadline will be available only on the closing dates listed above for Part I.

    Last Modified: 04/12/2016