To view the BIA’s 2016 budget in detail, click here. An excerpt:
Tribal Education Departments (TEDs) [$2,000,000]:
Tribal Education Departments (TEDs) provide a multitude of services to promoting tribal educational priorities. The goal of these funds is to build the capacity of TEDs so they can coordinate educational services within reservations to better serve all tribal members. These funds will create opportunities to strengthen TED engagement with the multitude of other school systems operating within tribal reservations. These funds would be directed to strengthen the management and oversight of the education programs including BIE funded schools, school operations, adult education, scholarships, and other programs funded by the tribe and other federal agencies, under their jurisdiction. A first step for many tribes is the adoption and updating of tribal education codes to align a tribal education vision with policy. Two million dollars are requested to prioritize tribes with more than three BIE-funded schools on their reservation to establish a tribally managed school system.