Programs and Schools
is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education.
- Designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children, so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state performance standards expected of all students.
- Grant funds supplement the regular school program.
- Funds support such activities as after-school programs, enrichment programs, tutoring, and dropout prevention.
- 69 Title VII Indian Education Programs were funded within Washington state during the 2009-10 school year.
- For information regarding this and other grant programs available to Indian students, visit the USDE Office of Indian Education.
is funded through the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education Office.
- Purpose: To financially assist those efforts designed to meet the specialized and unique educational needs of eligible Indian students, including programs supplemental to the regular school program and school operational support, where such support is necessary to maintain established State educational standards.
- Eligible Students: Indian students, from age 3 years through grade(s) 12, except those who are enrolled in Bureau or sectarian operated schools, shall be eligible for benefits provided by a contract pursuant to this part if they are 1/4 or more degree Indian blood and recognized by the Secretary as being eligible for Bureau services. Priority shall be given to contracts (a) which would serve Indian students on or near reservations and (b) where a majority of such Indian students will be members of the tribe(s) of such reservations.
- There are seven BIE contract Tribal schools within Washington State.
- More information is available at Justia.com or by contacting the Bureau of Indian Education’s Seattle office at (206) 220-7978.