Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools
Funding Opportunity Part of Bureau of Indian Education’s implementation of American Indian Education Study Group’s “Blueprint for Reform;” Sovereignty in Indian Education grants will promote tribal self-determination in education through tribal control of BIE-funded schools
WASHINGTON, D.C.–As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensurethat all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effectiveeducation delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the BIE will fund $2.5million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to federally recognized tribes and their tribal education departments to promotetribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations.
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