Indian Education Professional Development

Office of Indian Education

84.299B

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Professional Development Grants Program

Program Overview

The purposes of the Indian Education Professional Development Grants program that are relevant to this competition are to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians; and to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers and administrators.

The Professional Development program provides grants to eligible entities to —

  1. Increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian students;
  2. The purposes of the Indian Education Professional Development Grants program that are relevant to all grant competitions held to date are to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians, and to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers and administrators.;
  3. Improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field; and
  4. Develop and implement initiatives to promote retention of effective teachers, principals, and school leaders who have a record of success in helping low-achieving Indian students improve their academic achievement, outcomes, and preparation for postsecondary education or employment.

The Professional Development program requires individuals who receive training to —

  1. Perform work related to the training received under the program and that benefits Indian students in an LEA that serves a high proportion of Indian students, or to repay all or a prorated part of the assistance received under the program; and
  2. Periodically report to the Secretary on the individual’s compliance with the work requirement until work-related payback is complete or the individual has been referred for cash payback.

Contact Information

  • Angela Hernandez
    Education Program Specialist
    Indian Education Formula Grants
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20202
    Phone: 202-205-1909

    Donna Sabis-Burns, Ph.D.
    Group Leader-Discretionary Grants
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W113
    Washington, DC 20202
    Phone: 202-453-7077
Last Modified: 03/05/2021