Save The Date: Office of Indian Education Pre-application Webinar (STEP Program)

The Office of Indian Education (OIE) Pre-application Webinar for the 2015 New Award Competition of State Tribal Education Partnership program (STEP) will be held on:

April 30, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 pm EDT 

The webinar will provide important information to assist potential applicants to complete their submissions for the 2015 competition and address the same material. This webinar will be recorded and archived for a limited time. Presentation for the webinar and questions and answers generated from the webinar will be available to the public.

To Access the webinar please go to:  https://msg.adobeconnect.com/step/event/registration.html

Phone Number: 1-800-832-0736
Room Number:
6606540
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On April 16, 2015, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications for the 2015 State Tribal Education Partnerships (STEP) program. The new competition officially opened on Thursday, April 16, 2015 and will close on June 15, 2015. Notices of intent to apply must be received by May 21, 2015.

The purposes of this program are to: (1) Promote increased collaboration between tribal education agencies (TEAs) and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve students from the affected tribes; and (2) build the capacity of TEAs to conduct certain administrative functions under certain Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) formula grant programs for eligible schools, as determined by the TEA, SEA, and LEA.

The Federal Register link to the official announcement is here:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-16/pdf/2015-08681.pdf

 For additional information on the STEP program please contact Shahla Ortega at Shahla.Ortega@Ed.Gov .

The Office of Indian Education may be found online at this link:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oie/index.html

Recording of Education Northwest and TEDNA Webinar: STEP Program and Lessons Learned

With the STEP Grant being announced, this is a good time to review TEDNA and Education Northwest’s webinar on the STEP Program here.  We encourage any Tribal Education Agency or Department that is contemplating applying for the next round of STEP Grants to watch the webinar.  The PPT slides can be seen here. TEDNA’s overview of the STEP Grant can be seen here.

Free Webinar: Is Your Tribe Prepared for Tribal Governance in Education: Laws, Codes, Infrastructure & Personnel

TEDNA is proud to present:

Is Your Tribe Prepared for Tribal Governance in Education: Laws, Codes, Infrastructure & Personnel


A free webinar presented by Melody McCoy, NARF
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2pm MDT

  1. To join our webinar, follow this link a few minutes prior to the start time: https://esd113.adobeconnect.com/tedna/
  2. Keep the “Enter As Guest” button selected, enter your name and your affiliation Example: Skuya Zephier (TEDNA)
  3. Click Enter Room
  4. A box will pop up explaining tips for using Adobe Connect as  guest, including directions to ask a question and viewing the shared screen.
  5. When finished, click the x in the corner of the tips box. You are now logged in.
  6. There is no call in information, the audio will all be online and through your computer.  Make sure you have your computer speakers turned on.
  7. That is it, you are now able to watch the webinar on your computer!

Please join us on Friday afternoon! If you are unable to do so, the webinar will be available here at http://www.TEDNA.org the following week.

Press Release: Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native American Library Services Basic Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2015
IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the following grant:

Native American Library Services: Basic Grants
Deadline of April 1, 2015

The Native American Library Services Basic Grants program provides noncompetitive one-year grants of approximately $6,000–$7,000 to federally recognized tribes to support core library services such as buying library materials, funding salaries and training, and providing Internet connectivity and computers. Learn more online at the FY 2015 Native American Library Services webpage for basic grants applicants.
Please Note: If you have an active grant that began in 2012 or 2014, please read the Basic Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity carefully and plan to re-apply through grants.gov. If you have an active grant that began in 2013, we will contact you directly about application procedures for this year.
The following members of the IMLS staff are available by phone and e-mail to discuss general issues relating to these grants:

James Lonergan, Senior Program Officer
202-653-4653
Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer
202-653-4730
E-mail: NALSHelp@imls.gov

Webinars with Program Staff
We invite you to participate in a pre-application webinar to learn more about the Native American Library Services Program. During the live webinar, you may ask questions of IMLS staff members and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.
Join us for FY15 Native American Library Services Basic Grants webinar on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 3 PM (ET). Click here for webinar access information.
Click here for more information about the FY15 Native American Library Services Basic Grants program.

To learn more about The Institute of Museum and Library Services, click here.