[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 154 (Friday, August 13, 2021)]
[Pages 44741-44742]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-17376]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Grants to Indian Organizations 
for Off-Reservation Indian Child and Family Service Programs

AGENCY: Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Solicitation of proposals; extension of deadline and updates to 


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs (BIA), is soliciting grant proposals from Indian 
Organizations to establish and operate off-reservation Indian child and 
family service programs. The intent of the Indian child

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and family service programs are to provide services for stabilizing 
Indian families and Tribes, preventing the breakup of Indian families 
and, in particular, to ensure that the permanent removal of an Indian 
child from the custody of his/her Indian parent or Indian custodian 
shall be a last resort. This notice updates the original solicitation 
to extend the application deadline, raise the award ceiling, and remove 
a restriction on the number of applications per applicant.

DATES: Grant application packages must be submitted no later than 5 
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, August 13, 2021. The BIA will not consider 
proposals received after this time and date.

ADDRESSES: Grant application packages must be submitted through 
Grants.gov. For information on how to apply for grants in Grants.gov, 
see the instructions available at: https://www.grants.gov/help/html/help/Applicants/HowToApplyForGrants.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions regarding the 
application process, please contact Jo Ann Metcalfe, Grant Officer, via 
email at [email protected] or phone at (703) 390-6410.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 23, 2021, BIA published in the 
Federal Register a solicitation for grant proposals from Indian 
Organizations to establish and operate off-reservation Indian child and 
family service programs. See 86 FR 32970. Today's notice makes several 
changes to that original solicitation. Specifically, this notice:
     Extends the July 16, 2021, proposal deadline to August 13, 
     Raises the award ceiling from $100,000 per budget period 
to $200,000 per budget period; and
     Removes the restriction on an applicant submitting more 
than one application or being the beneficiary of more than one grant, 
to allow an applicant to submit more than one application and receive 
more than one grant under this notice as long as the proposals are for 
different services offered by the applicant organization.
    All remaining provisions of the original solicitation remain in 
effect. See 86 FR 32970 (June 23, 2021).

Bryan Newland,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-17376 Filed 8-12-21; 8:45 am]