[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 680-684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00534]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Application for New Awards; Indian Education Formula Grants to 
Local Educational Agencies

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting 
applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for Indian 
Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.060A.

DATES: 
    Part I of Electronic Application System for Indian Education 
(EASIE) Applications Available: February 4, 2019.
    Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part I: March 7, 2019.
    Part II of EASIE Applications Available: April 1, 2019.
    Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part II: May 16, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the Formula Grants 
program, contact Kimberly Smith, U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W221, Washington, DC 20202-6335. Telephone: 
(202) 453-6459. Email: Kimberly.smith@ed.gov. For technical questions 
about the EASIE application and uploading documentation, contact the 
EDFacts Partner Support Center (PSC). Telephone: 877-457-3336 (877-HLP-
EDEN). Email: eden_OIE@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), contact the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 
1-800-877-0996 or by email at: federalrelay@sprint.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Note: Applicants must meet the deadlines for both EASIE Part I 
and Part II to be eligible to receive a grant. Failure to submit the 
required supplemental documentation, described under Content and 
Form of Application Submission in section IV of this notice, by the 
EASIE Part I or II deadline will result in an incomplete application 
that will not be considered for funding. The Office of Indian 
Education (OIE) recommends uploading the documentation at least two 
days prior to each deadline date to ensure that any potential 
submission issues are resolved prior to the deadlines.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local 
Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to 
support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and 
organizations, and other eligible entities in developing elementary and 
secondary school programs that serve Indian students. The U.S. 
Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that 
are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational 
needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure 
that all students meet challenging State academic standards.
    As authorized under section 6116 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act 
(ESEA), the Secretary will, upon receipt of an acceptable plan for the 
integration of education and related services, and in cooperation with 
other relevant Federal agencies, authorize the entity receiving the 
funds under this program to consolidate all Federal funds that are to 
be used exclusively for Indian students. Instructions for submitting an 
integration of education and related services plan are included in the 
EASIE, which is described under Application and Submission Information 
in section IV of this notice.

    Note: Under the Formula Grants program, all applicants are 
required to develop proposed projects in open consultation, 
including through public hearings held to provide a full opportunity 
to understand the program and to offer recommendations regarding the 
program (section 6114(c)(3)(C) of the ESEA), with parents of Indian 
children and teachers of Indian children, representatives of Indian 
Tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that 
the LEA will serve if such Tribes have any children in such school, 
Indian organizations (IOs), and, if appropriate, Indian students 
from secondary schools. LEA applicants are required to develop 
proposed projects with the participation and written approval of a 
parent committee whose membership includes parents and family 
members of Indian children in the LEA's schools; representatives of 
Indian Tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school 
that the LEA will serve if such Tribes have any children in such 
school; teachers in the schools; and, if appropriate, Indian 
students attending secondary schools of the LEA (section 6114(c)(4) 
of the ESEA). The majority of the parent committee members must be 
parents and family members of Indian children (section 6114(c)(4) of 
the ESEA).

    Definitions: The following definition is from section 6112(d)(3) of 
the ESEA:
    Indian community-based organization (ICBO) means any organization 
that (1) is composed primarily of Indian parents, family members and 
community members, tribal government educational officials, and tribal 
members, from a specific community; (2) assists in the social, 
cultural, and educational development of Indians in such community; (3) 
meets the unique cultural, language, and academic needs of Indian 
students; and (4) demonstrates organizational and administrative 
capacity to manage the grant.
    Statutory Hiring Preference:
    (a) Awards that are primarily for the benefit of Indians are 
subject to the provisions of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-
Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5307(b)). That 
section requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, a grantee--
    (1) Give to Indians preferences and opportunities for training and 
employment in connection with the administration of the grant; and
    (2) Give to IOs and to Indian-owned economic enterprises, as 
defined in section 3 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 
1452(e)), preference in the award of contracts in connection with the 
administration of the grant.
    (b) For purposes of this section, an Indian is a member of any 
federally recognized Indian Tribe (25 U.S.C. 1452(b)).

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7421, et seq.

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 81, 82, 84, 
97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to 
Agencies on Government-wide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) 
in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the 
Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative 
Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal 
Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the 
Department in 2 CFR part 3474.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Formula grants.

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    Estimated Available Funds: $105,381,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $4,000 to $3,254,999.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $81,062.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,300.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 
notice.

    Project Period: 12 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible under 
this program: Certain LEAs, including charter schools authorized as 
LEAs under State law, as prescribed by section 6112(b) of the ESEA; 
certain schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior (BIE), as prescribed by section 6113(d) of 
the ESEA; Indian Tribes and IOs under certain conditions, as prescribed 
by section 6112(c) of the ESEA; and ICBOs, as prescribed by section 
6112(d) of the ESEA. Consortia of two or more eligible entities are 
also eligible under certain circumstances, as prescribed by section 
6112(a)(4) of the ESEA.
    2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost 
sharing or matching.
    b. Supplement-Not-Supplant: Section 6114(c)(1) of the ESEA requires 
an LEA to use these grant funds only to supplement the funds that, in 
the absence of these Federal funds, such agency would make available 
for services described in this application, and not to supplant such 
funds.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. How to Request an Application Package: You can obtain a log-in 
and password for the electronic application for grants under this 
program by contacting the EDFacts PSC listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application 
package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, 
or compact disc) by contacting the EDFacts PSC listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you 
must submit, are located in the Getting Started page in the EDFacts 
System Portal.
    a. Supplementary Documentation: The EASIE application requires 
submission of the following supplementary documentation in electronic 
Portable Document Format (PDF):
    (i) In EASIE Part I, applicants that are Tribes, IOs, or ICBOs must 
submit the appropriate ``Applying in Lieu of the LEA'' agreement form 
with their application to verify their eligibility no later than March 
7, 2019 (which is the closing date of EASIE Part I). Each separate 
eligibility document is identified by applicant-type as either: Tribe 
Applying in Lieu of an LEA Agreement; IO Agreement; or ICBO Agreement. 
These are available on the Getting Started page in the EDFacts System 
Portal as downloadable documents. The details of the verification 
process, which are necessary to meet the statutory eligibility 
requirements for Tribes, IOs, and ICBOs, are in the application 
package.
    (ii) In EASIE Part I, an applicant that is the lead applicant for a 
consortium must use the consortium agreement that is available on the 
Getting Started page in the EDFacts System Portal as a downloadable 
document and upload it no later than March 7, 2019.
    (iii) In EASIE Part II, for an applicant that is an LEA or a 
consortium of LEAs, the EASIE application requires the electronic PDF 
submission of the Indian Parent Committee Approval (PCA) form no later 
than the deadline for transmittal of EASIE Part II, which is May 16, 
2019. Applicants are encouraged to begin planning parent committee 
meetings early to ensure parent committee signatures are obtained 
before EASIE Part II closes. The form is available on the Getting 
Started page in the EDFacts System Portal.
    3. Submission Dates and Times: Part I of the Formula Grant EASIE 
Applications Available: February 4, 2019.
    Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part I: March 7, 2019, 8:00 p.m., 
Washington, DC time.
    Part II of the Formula Grant EASIE Applications Available: April 1, 
2019.
    Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part II: May 16, 2019, 8:00 p.m., 
Washington, DC time.
    Submit applications for grants under this program electronically 
using EASIE located in the EDFacts System Portal. For information 
(including dates and times) about how to submit your application, 
please refer to Other Submission Requirements in section IV of this 
notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the 
Department provides an accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual 
with a disability in connection with the application process, the 
individual's application remains subject to all other requirements and 
limitations in this notice.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program is not subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79.
    5. Funding Restrictions: Not more than five percent of the funds 
provided to a grantee may be used for administrative costs (section 
6115(d) of the ESEA). We reference regulations outlining other funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, and System for Award Management: To do business with the 
Department of Education, you must--
    a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
    b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award 
Management (SAM), the Government's primary registrant database;
    c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
    d. Maintain an active SAM registration with current information 
while your application is under review by the Department and, if you 
are awarded a grant, during the project period.
    You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet at the 
following website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. A DUNS number can be 
created within one to two business days.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or 
organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service. 
If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal 
Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need a 
new TIN, please allow two to five weeks for your TIN to become active.
    The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business 
days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the 
completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM database. 
Thus, if you think you might want to apply for Federal financial 
assistance under a program administered by the Department, please allow 
sufficient time to obtain and register your DUNS number and TIN. We 
strongly recommend that you register early.
    If you are currently registered with SAM, you may not need to make 
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changes. However, please make certain that the TIN associated with your 
DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will need to update your 
registration annually. This may take three or more business days.
    Information about SAM is available at www.SAM.gov. To further 
assist you with obtaining and registering your DUNS number and TIN in 
SAM or updating your existing SAM account, we have prepared a SAM.gov 
Tip Sheet, which you can find at: www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/sam-faqs.html.
    7. Other Submission Requirements:
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE): EASIE 
is an electronic application found in the EDFacts System Portal at 
https://eden.ed.gov. It is divided into two parts--EASIE Part I and 
EASIE Part II.
    EASIE Part I, student count, provides the appropriate data-entry 
screens to submit your verified, aggregated, Indian student count 
totals. All applicants must submit a current Indian student count for 
FY 2019. Applicants must use the Indian Student Eligibility 
Certification Form (ED 506 Form) to document eligible Indian students; 
however, BIE schools may use either the Indian School Equalization 
Program (ISEP) count or the ED 506 Form count to verify their Indian 
student counts. Applicants must protect the privacy of all individual 
data collected and only report aggregated data to the Secretary.
    Applicants that verify their Indian student count with the ED 506 
Form must document their Indian student counts by completing the 
following: (1) Each year, the applicant must verify there is a valid ED 
506 Form for each Indian child included in the count; (2) all ED 506 
Forms included in the count must be completed, signed, and dated by the 
parent, and be on file; (3) the applicant must maintain a copy of the 
student enrollment roster(s) covering the same period of time indicated 
in the application as the ``count period''; and (4) each Indian child 
included in the count must be listed on the LEA's enrollment roster(s) 
for at least one day during the count period.
    BIE schools that enter an ISEP count to verify their Indian student 
count must use the most current Indian student count certified by the 
BIE.
    Once an Indian child is determined to be eligible to be counted for 
such grant award, the applicant must maintain a record of such 
determination and must not require a new or duplicate determination or 
form to be made for such child for a subsequent application for a grant 
under this program.
    Applicants must also indicate the time span for the project 
objectives and corresponding activities and services for AI/AN 
students. Applicants can choose to set objectives that remain the same 
for up to four years in order to facilitate data collection and enhance 
long-term planning.
    In EASIE Part II, all applicants must--
    (1) Select the type of program being submitted as either regular 
formula grant program, formula grant project consolidated with a title 
I schoolwide program, or integration of services under section 6116 of 
the ESEA;
    (2) Select the grade levels offered by the LEA or BIE school;
    (3) Identify, from a list of possible Department grant programs 
(e.g., ESEA title I), the programs in the LEA that are currently 
coordinated with a title VI project, or with which the school district 
plans to coordinate during the project year, in accordance with section 
6114(c)(5) of the ESEA, and describe the coordination of services for 
AI/AN students with those grant programs;
    (4) Describe the professional development opportunities that will 
be provided as part of your coordination of services to ensure that 
teachers and other school professionals who are new to the Indian 
community are prepared to work with Indian children, and that all 
teachers who will be involved in programs assisted by this grant have 
been properly trained to carry out such programs, as required by 
section 6114(b)(5);
    (5) Provide information on how the State assessment data of all 
Indian students (not just those served) are used. Indicate how you plan 
to disseminate information to the Indian community, parent committee, 
and Indian Tribes whose children are served by the LEA and how 
assessment data from the previous school year (SY) were used, as 
required by section 6114(b)(6) of the ESEA;
    (6) Indicate when the public hearing was held for SY 2019, as 
required by section 6114(c)(3)(C).
    (7) For an applicant that is an LEA, BIE school, or a consortium of 
LEAs or BIE schools, describe the process the applicant used to 
meaningfully collaborate with Indian Tribes located in the community in 
a timely, active, and ongoing manner in the development of the 
comprehensive program and the actions taken as a result of such 
collaboration (section 6114(b)(7));
    (8) Identify specific project objectives that will further the goal 
of providing culturally responsive education for AI/AN students to meet 
their academic needs and help them meet State achievement standards 
(section 6115(b)), and identify the data sources that will be used to 
measure progress towards meeting project objectives;
    (9) For an LEA that selects a schoolwide application, identify how 
the use of such funds in a schoolwide program will produce benefits to 
Indian students that would not be achieved if the funds were not used 
in a schoolwide program (section 6115(c)(3));
    (10) Submit a program budget based on the estimated grant amount 
that the EASIE system calculates from the Indian student count you 
submitted in EASIE Part I. After the initial grant amounts are 
determined, additional funds may become available due to such 
circumstances as withdrawn applications or reduction in an applicant's 
student count. An applicant whose award amount increases or decreases 
more than $5,000 must submit a revised budget prior to receiving its 
grant award but will not need to re-certify its application. If an 
applicant's award amount increases or decreases by less than $5,000, a 
budget update is not required. For an applicant that receives an 
increased award amount following submission of its original budget, the 
applicant must allocate the increased amount only to previously 
approved budget categories;
    (11) As required by section 427 of the General Education Provisions 
Act (GEPA), describe the steps the applicant proposes to take to ensure 
equitable access to, and participation in, the project or activity to 
be conducted with such assistance, by addressing the special needs of 
students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries in order to 
overcome barriers to equitable participation, including barriers based 
on gender, race, color, national origin, disability, and age; and
    (12) If needed, provide additional comments to assist OIE in the 
review of the application.
    Registration for Formula Grant EASIE: Current, former, and new 
applicants interested in submitting a Formula Grant EASIE application 
must register for Formula Grant EASIE. Prior to the opening of EASIE 
Part I, EDFacts PSC will send a broadcast to prior year grantees and 
new prospective applicants that have contacted EDFacts PSC and 
registered for EASIE. All recipients who receive the EDFacts PSC's 
broadcast will be asked to respond to EDFacts PSC directly to confirm 
their intent to register and make updates to the registration 
information. Entities are strongly encouraged to respond to the email 
to ensure that any potential registration issues are resolved prior to 
the deadline for the submission of an application. Entities that do not 
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active registration or are new applicants should contact the EDFacts 
PSC listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to register any time 
before the EASIE Part I application deadline date. Registration does 
not serve as the entity's grant application. For assistance 
registering, contact the EDFacts PSC listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Certification for Formula Grant EASIE: The applicant's authorized 
representative, who must be legally authorized by the applicant to 
approve the application, must certify EASIE Part I and Part II. Only 
users with the role type ``managing user'' or ``certifying official 
user'' in the EASIE system can certify an application. Each applicant 
should identify at least three system users, one for each of the 
following: Project director, authorized representative, and another 
party designated to answer questions in the event the project director 
is unavailable. The certification process ensures that the information 
in the application is true, reliable, and valid. An applicant that 
provides a false statement in the application is subject to penalties 
under the False Claims Act, 18 U.S.C. 1001.
    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    We discourage paper applications, but if electronic submission is 
not possible (e.g., you do not have access to the internet), you must 
provide a written statement that you intend to submit a paper 
application. Send this written statement no later than two weeks before 
the application deadline date for EASIE Part I (14 calendar days or, if 
the fourteenth calendar day before the application deadline date falls 
on a Federal holiday, the next business day following the Federal 
holiday).
    If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be 
postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline date 
of EASIE Part I. If you fax your written statement to the Department, 
we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the 
application deadline date of EASIE Part I. If you email the written 
statement, it must be sent no later than two weeks before the 
application deadline date to the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Address and mail or fax your statement to: Kimberly Smith, U.S. 
Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue SW, Room 3W221, Washington, DC 20202-6335. FAX: (202) 205-0606.
    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the 
mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.
    You must mail the original and two copies of your application, on 
or before the application deadline dates for both EASIE Part I and Part 
II, to the Department at the following address: U.S. Department of 
Education, Office of Indian Education, Attention: CFDA Number 84.060A, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W221, Washington, DC 20202-6335.
    You must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.

    We will not consider applications postmarked after the application 
deadline date for EASIE Part I or Part II.
    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If you are submitting a paper application, you (or a courier 
service) may deliver your paper application to the Department by hand. 
You must deliver the original and two copies of your application by 
hand, on or before the application deadline dates for both EASIE Part I 
and Part II, to the Department at the following address: U.S. 
Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, Attention: CFDA 
Number 84.060A, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W227, Washington, DC 
20202-6335.
    The program office accepts hand deliveries daily between 8:00 a.m. 
and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and 
Federal holidays.

    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you 
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including 
suffix letter, if any, of the program under which you are submitting 
your application; and
    (2) The program office will mail you a notification of receipt 
of your grant application. If you do not receive this notification 
within 15 business days from the application deadline date, you 
should contact the program office at (202) 260-3774.

V. Grant Administration Information

    1. Risk Assessment and Specific Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR 
200.205, before awarding grants under this program the Department 
conducts a review of the risks posed by applicants. Under 2 CFR 
3474.10, the Secretary may impose specific conditions and, in 
appropriate circumstances, high-risk conditions on a grant if the 
applicant or grantee is not financially stable; has a history of 
unsatisfactory performance; has a financial or other management system 
that does not meet the standards in 2 CFR part 200, subpart D; has not 
fulfilled the conditions of a prior grant; or is otherwise not 
responsible.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations 
outlining the terms and conditions of a grant in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    3. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under this program, you 
must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and systems 
to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you 
receive funding. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 
CFR 170.110(b).
    (b) You must submit an annual performance report (APR) using the 
EDFacts System Portal at https://eden.ed.gov, including financial 
information, as directed by the Secretary, within 90 days after the 
close of the grant year. The APR is located within the EDFacts System 
Portal under the EASIE Part III tab. Prior to the system being open to 
users, grantees will receive an email from the EDFacts PSC identifying 
the date that the APR will be available to grantees and the deadline 
for its transmission.
    (c) Under 34 CFR 75.250(b), the Secretary may approve a data 
collection period for a grant for up to 72 months after the end of the 
project period and may provide a grantee with additional funding for 
the sole purpose of collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance 
measurement data regarding the project.
    4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the 
following key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness and 
efficiency of the Formula Grants program: (1) The percentage of AI/AN 
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four and eight who score at or above the basic level in reading on the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); (2) the percentage 
of AI/AN students in grades four and eight who score at or above the 
basic level in mathematics on the NAEP; (3) the percentage of AI/AN 
students in grades three through eight meeting State achievement 
standards by scoring at or above the proficient level in reading and 
mathematics on State assessments; (4) the difference between the 
percentage of AI/AN students in grades three through eight at or above 
the proficient level in reading and mathematics on State assessments 
and the percentage of all students scoring at those levels; (5) the 
percentage of AI/AN students who graduate from high school as measured 
by the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate; and (6) the 
percentage of funds used by grantees prior to award close-out.
    5. Integrity and Performance System: If you receive an award under 
this grant program that over the course of the project period may 
exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $250,000), under 
2 CFR 200.205(a)(2) we must make a judgment about your integrity, 
business ethics, and record of performance under Federal awards--that 
is, the risk posed by you as an applicant--before we make an award. In 
doing so, we must consider any information about you that is in the 
integrity and performance system (currently referred to as the Federal 
Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)), 
accessible through SAM. You may review and comment on any information 
about yourself that a Federal agency previously entered and that is 
currently in FAPIIS.
    Please note that, if the total value of your currently active 
grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from the 
Federal Government exceeds $10,000,000, the requirements in 2 CFR part 
200, Appendix XII, require you to report certain integrity information 
to FAPIIS semiannually. Please review the requirements in 2 CFR part 
200, Appendix XII, if this grant plus all the other Federal funds you 
receive exceed $10,000,000.

VI. Other Information

    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format 
(e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting 
the EDFacts PSC listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is published in the Federal Register. You may access the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this 
document, as well as other documents of this Department published in 
the Federal Register, in text or PDF. To use PDF you must have Adobe 
Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
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by the Department.

    Dated: January 28, 2019.
Frank Brogan,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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