Indian Education Professional Development (PD)

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 the FY 2021 grant 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, M.A., L.A.S./M.P.Aff.
    PD Program Officer
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW
    Washington, DC 20202
    (202) 205-1909
    angela.hernandez@ed.gov

    Donna Sabis-Burns, Ph.D.
    Group Leader-Discretionary Grants
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Indian Education
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    LBJ Bldg. Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 453-7707
    donna.sabis-burns@ed.gov

Last Modified: 05/27/2021