U.S Code last checked for updates: May 17, 2024
§ 2020.
Tribal departments or divisions of education
In general
Tribes that receive grants under this section shall use the funds made available through the grants—
to facilitate tribal control in all matters relating to the education of Indian children on reservations (and on former Indian reservations in Oklahoma);
to provide for the development of coordinated educational programs (including all preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher or vocational educational programs funded by tribal, Federal, or other sources) on reservations (and on former Indian reservations in Oklahoma) by encouraging tribal administrative support of all Bureau-funded educational programs as well as encouraging tribal cooperation and coordination with entities carrying out all educational programs receiving financial support from other Federal agencies, State agencies, or private entities; and
to provide for the development and enforcement of tribal educational codes, including tribal educational policies and tribal standards applicable to curriculum, personnel, students, facilities, and support programs.
In making grants under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to any application that—
assurances that the applicant serves three or more separate Bureau-funded schools; and
assurances from the applicant that the tribal department of education to be funded under this section will provide coordinating services and technical assistance to all of such schools;
includes assurances that all education programs for which funds are provided by such a contract or grant will be monitored and audited, by or through the tribal department of education, to ensure that the programs meet the requirements of law; and
provides a plan and schedule that—
provides for—
the assumption, by the tribal department of education, of all assets and functions of the Bureau agency office associated with the tribe, to the extent the assets and functions relate to education; and
the termination by the Bureau of such functions and office at the time of such assumption; and
provides that the assumption shall occur over the term of the grant made under this section, except that, when mutually agreeable to the tribal governing body and the Assistant Secretary, the period in which such assumption is to occur may be modified, reduced, or extended after the initial year of the grant.
Time period of grant
Terms, conditions, or requirements
Authorization of appropriations
(Pub. L. 95–561, title XI, § 1140, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title X, § 1042, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 2059.)
cite as: 25 USC 2020