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April 3, 2009

Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU), and Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Programs; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awar

Purpose of Program: The TCCU and the ANNH programs authorized by Title III, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), Public Law 110- 315, provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them become self sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability. Section 371 of the HEA makes funds available in FY 2009 to certain minority-serving institutions eligible for Title III Part A programs including an additional $30 million to the TCCU program, of which $7 million is available for new awards; and $15 million to the ANNH program, of which $10 million is available for new awards. Awards under these programs are hereafter referred to as ``TCCU--Section 371 and ANNH--Section 371.''

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March 30, 2009

Intent To Repay to the Northwest Indian College Funds Recovered as a Result of a Final Audit Determination

Education (Secretary) intends to repay to the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) an amount that represents approximately 57 percent of the amount of funds recovered by the Department of Education (Department) as a result of final audit determinations for audit findings covering fiscal years 1999-2001. The Department's recovery of funds followed resolution of the audit disallowances identified in a September 30, 2004 Program Determination Letter (PDL) issued by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) for the period of July 1, 1999 through November 26, 2001. The PDL sought recovery of $316,096. On December 1, 2004, NWIC appealed the monetary findings in the September 30, 2004 PDL to the Department's Office of the Administrative Law Judges (OALJ). Following discussions and exchanges of information between the parties, on March 27, 2006, the parties entered into a Repayment Agreement (Agreement) that fully resolved the issues in the proceeding and under which NWIC agreed to repay the Department $316,096. The NWIC has repaid the full amount in accordance with the Agreement.

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July 8, 2008

President's Board of Advisors (Board), The White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHI/TCU) Meeting

SUMMARY: This purpose of this notice is to announce an open meeting of the President's Board of Advisors (Board), The White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHI/TCU) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Navajo Technical College, Lower Point Road, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313; and, on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Road, NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87184. This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.

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June 24, 2008

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Council's charter.

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May 14, 2008

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE); Notice of an Open Teleconference Meeting

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Council's charter.

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May 12, 2008

Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) and Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Programs; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awar

Purpose of Program: The AANAPISI and the NASNTI programs provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education to enable them to improve their academic quality, increase their self sufficiency and strengthen their capacity to serve students. To meet the definition of an AANAPISI, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander. To meet the definition of an NASNTI, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Native American at the time of application.

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April 22, 2008

Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU), and Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) programs;

Purpose of Program: The SIP, TCCU, and the ANNH programs authorized by Title III, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d, provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them become self sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability. Section 499A of the HEA, as added by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), Public Law 100-84, makes additional funds available in Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 to certain minority-serving institutions eligible for the SIP programs including an additional $30 million to the TCCU program and $15 million to the ANNH program. Awards under these programs are hereafter referred to as CCRAA-TCCU and CCRAA-ANNH.

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March 6, 2008

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Programs for Native Hawaiians; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Purpose of Program: SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians awards grants to organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians to plan, conduct, and administer programs to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency.

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February 6, 2008

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) 2008

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.

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February 4, 2008

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects for American Indians With Disabilities; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self- employment, telecommuting, or business ownership.

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February 1, 2008

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Indian Education--Professional Development Grants; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Professional Development program is to (1) increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians; (2) provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and (3) improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field. Activities may include, but are not limited to, continuing programs, symposia, workshops, conferences, and direct financial support.

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January 30, 2008

National Advisory Council on Indian Education

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council). The notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to scheduling difficulties within the agency and with the Council. DATE: February 7, 2008. TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5C100, Washington, DC 20202.

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January 28, 2008

President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. Dates and Times: Monday, February 11, 2008, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

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January 25, 2008

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information: Alaska Native Education Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to develop and support supplemental educational programs to benefit Alaska Natives. Permissible activities under this program include the following: (1) Development and implementation of plans, methods, and strategies to improve the education of Alaska Natives; (2) development of curricula and educational programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students; (3) professional development activities for educators; (4) development and operation of home instruction programs for Alaska Native preschool children, to ensure the active involvement of parents in their children's education from the earliest ages; (5) family literacy services; (6) development and operation of student enrichment programs in science and mathematics; (7) research and data collection activities to determine the educational status and needs of Alaska Native children and adults; (8) other research and evaluation activities related to programs carried out under Alaska Native education programs; (9) remedial and enrichment programs to assist Alaska Native students in performing at a high level on standardized tests; (10) education and training of Alaska Native students enrolled in a degree program that will lead to certification or licensing as teachers; (11) parenting education for parents and caregivers of Alaska Native children to improve parenting and caregiving skills (including skills relating to discipline and cognitive development and parenting education provided through in-home visitation of new mothers); (12) activities carried out through Even Start programs under subpart 3 of part B of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), and Head Start programs under the Head Start Act, including the training of teachers for Even Start and Head Start programs; (13) other early learning and preschool programs; (14) dropout prevention programs; (15) career preparation activities to enable Alaska Native children and adults to prepare for meaningful employment, including programs providing ``tech-prep,'' mentoring, training, and apprenticeship activities; (16) provision of operational support and purchasing of equipment to develop regional vocational schools in rural areas of Alaska, including boarding schools, for Alaska Native students in grades 9 through 12, or at higher levels of education, to provide the students with necessary resources to prepare for skilled employment opportunities; (17) construction of facilities that support the operation of Alaska Native education programs; and (18) other activities, consistent with the purposes of this program, to meet the educational needs of Alaska Native children and adults.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information: Native Hawaiian Education Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Native Hawaiian Education program is to support innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Native Hawaiian children and adults. These projects may include those activities authorized under section 7205(a)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).

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December 19, 2007

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies; Notice Inviting Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.060A. DATES: Part I of the Formula Grant Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) Applications Available: December 14, 2007. Deadline for Transmittal of PART I Applications: January 31, 2008. Part II of Formula Grant (EASIE) Applications Available: February 25, 2008. Deadline for Transmittal of Part II Applications: April 4, 2008. Applications not meeting the deadline for Part I will not be considered for funding in the initial allocation of awards. Applications or data submissions under Part II will be accepted only from those eligible applicants that meet the Part I deadline. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 3, 2008.

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November 8, 2007

Closed Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Council's charter.

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August 3, 2007

President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities to be held via telephone conference. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to participate by following the instructions below. The President's Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities is giving less than 15 days notice due to scheduling difficulties.

Dates and Times: The teleconference meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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July 5, 2007

Office of Vocational and Adult Education; Overview Information; Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP); Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006

atalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.259A. Dates: Applications Available: July 5, 2007. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 6, 2007. Eligible Applicants: (a) Community-based organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians. For purposes of NHCTEP, a community-based organization means a public or private nonprofit organization that provides career and technical education, or related services, to individuals in the Native Hawaiian community. (b) Any community-based organization may apply individually or as a part of a consortium with one or more eligible community-based organizations. (34 CFR 75.127)

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June 1, 2007

President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.

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April 20, 2007

National Advisory Council on Indian Education

SUMMARY: On April 12, 2007, the Secretary published in the Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 70, a notice of an open meeting for the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. This notice amends the April 12, 2007, notice by changing the location of the meeting.

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April 12, 2007

National Advisory Council on Indian Education

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Council's charter.

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January 23, 2007

President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities; Meeting

The purpose of this notice is to set forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.

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January 19, 2007

Alaska Native Education Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007

The Administration has requested $33,908,000 for this program for FY 2007, of which we intend to use an estimated $2,318,000 for new awards. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, the Secretary may make additional awards in FY 2008 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition.

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Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies- - Notice Inviting Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007

The Indian Education Formula Grant to Local Educational Agencies program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs) and other eligible entities described in this notice in their efforts to reform and improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students.

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