[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 63 (Monday, April 5, 2021)]
[Pages 17633-17634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06923]



Bureau of Indian Affairs


Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) and ISEP Student 
Transportation Funding Formulas

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Tribal listening session and public meetings.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct Tribal 
listening sessions to obtain oral and written comments on the Indian 

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Equalization Program (ISEP) and Student Transportation funding formulas 
to inform formal tribal consultation planned for the summer.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 30, 2021 at 11:59 
p.m. ET. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
information on dates and locations of listening sessions.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: [email protected], or by mail to: 
Bureau of Indian Education, Emmalani Longenecker, Indian School Rd. NW, 
Building 2--Suite 352 Albuquerque, NM 87104.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmalani Longenecker, Special 
Assistant to the Deputy Bureau Director of School Operations, Bureau of 
Indian Education; phone (505) 563-5368 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the listening sessions is to 
provide Indian Tribes, school boards, parents, Indian organizations, 
and other interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the 
current Transportation and ISEP formulas and the respective 
distribution methodologies. After the listening sessions, the BIE will 
schedule formal Tribal consultation to discuss specific recommendations 
for updating the ISEP and transportation regulations, including the 
formula and funding distribution methodology. The sessions/meetings 
will be held:

 Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time
 Thursday, April 22, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time

    Please register in advance using this link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcOCtrDssHoGT0RoUDpgQJstNrNZnhZM.
    Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing 
information about joining the meeting.

Public Comment Availability

    Written comments, including names, street addresses of respondents, 
will be available for public review at the location listed under the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before 
including your address, telephone number, email address, or other 
personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifiable information from public 
view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Bryan Newland,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-06923 Filed 4-2-21; 8:45 am]