Indian Education Established 2006

Demonstration Grants For Indian Children

by Julie Saylor

Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Overview Information

Indian Education—Demonstration Grants for Indian Children

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009

Applications Available: January 21,2009.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 6, 2009.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 5, 2009

Purpose of Program: 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.

Priorities: This competition contains two absolute priorities and two competitive preference priorities.

Absolute Priority One

School readiness projects that provide age-appropriate educational programs and language skills to three- and four year-old Indian students to prepare them for successful entry into school at the kindergarten school level.

Absolute Priority Two

College preparatory programs for secondary school students designed to increase competency and skills in challenging subject matter, including math and science, to enable Indian students to transition successfully to postsecondary education.

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