The purpose of the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program is to provide financial assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students.

TEDNA members will be please to find that preference priority is given to applications that are:

(a) Designed to serve a local community within a federally designated Promise Zone; or
(b) Submitted by a partnership or consortium in which the lead applicant or one of its partners has received a grant in the last four years under one or more of the following grant or enhancement programs:
(1) State Tribal Education Partnership (title VII, part A, subpart 3).
(2) Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancements (Department of the Interior).
(3) Alaska Native Education Program (title VII, part C).
(4) Promise Neighborhoods.

Notice of Intent to Apply: The Assistant Secretary strongly encourages each potential applicant to notify of their intent to submit an application for funding. To do so, please email with the subject line “Intent to Apply,” and include the following information:

1. Applicant’s name, mailing address, and phone number;
2. Contact person’s name and email address;
3. A defined local geographical community to be served;
4. Name(s) of partnering LEA(s) or BIE-funded school(s);
5. Names of partnering tribe(s) or TEA(s); and
6. If appropriate, names of other partnering organizations.

Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding.

DEADLINE: June 29, 2015

For more information and the application packet, click here.

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