Demonstration Grants for Indian Children (DEMO)

Office of Indian Education

84.299A

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Demonstration Grants for Indian Children

Program Overview

This program is designed to improve the education opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school Indian children by developing, testing, and demonstrating effective services and programs.

Types of Projects

Demonstration Grants

Demonstration Grants for Indian Children is a competitive discretionary grant program that supports projects to develop, test and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement of Indian children.

Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP)

For FY16-18, the absolute priority was a Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) that focused on a define local geographic area, centered on the goal of ensuring that Indian students were prepared for college and careers, was informed by evidence, focused on one or more barriers or opportunities with a community-based strategy or strategies and measurable objectives, was designed and implemented through a partnership of various entities, and demonstrated the capacity to improve outcomes that are relevant to the project focus through experience with programs funded through other sources.

Accessing Choices in Education (ACE)

For FY20, the absolute priority was Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) where projects must expand educational choice by enabling a Tribe, or the grantee and its Tribal partner, to select a project focus that meets the needs of their students, and enabling parents of Indian students, or the students, to choose education services by selecting the specific service and provider desired.

 

Contact Information

  • Bianca Williams, M.P.A.
    ACE Program Officer
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 3W239
    LBJ Bldg. Washington, DC 20202-633
    bianca.williams@ed.gov

    Donna Bussell, M.Ed.
    NYCP Program Officer
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW, Suit 3W239
    LBJ Bldg. Washington, DC 20202-633
    (202) 453-6813
    donna.bussell@ed.gov

    Donna Sabis-Burns, Ph.D.
    Group Leader-Discretionary Grants
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW
    LBJ Bldg. Washington, DC 20202-633
    (202) 453-7077
    donna.sabis-burns@ed.gov
Last Modified: 04/02/2021