U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $50.4 Million in Grants to Support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges, Universities

ed logo nativePublished August 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $50.4 million in new grants to support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities in a dozen states. Underthe Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, the formula-based grants will help eligible higher education institutions increase their self-sufficiency by providing funds to strengthen their academic quality, management and overall fiscal stability.

“Tribal institutions serve a valuable role for American Indian students,” said William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.  “As accredited institutions, tribal colleges are unique.  In addition to functioning in a similar fashion to community colleges or small, public four-year schools, they support the preservation and revitalization of Native languages and serve other cultural needs of their students. They deliver instruction in culturally appropriate ways, thereby promoting tribal culture and academic achievement.”

To qualify for funding, institutions must meet the federal definition of the term “tribally controlled college or university.” That is, they must be formally controlled, or have been formally sanctioned or chartered by the governing body of an Indian tribe or tribes. No more than one institution shall be recognized with respect to any individual tribe.

The Obama Administration is committed to expanding educational opportunities and improving educational outcomes for American Indian and Alaskan Native children. As demonstrated by President Obama’s Executive Order on Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities, the Administration continues to work to improve the programs available at tribal colleges so that Native students are well prepared to compete for the high-skilled, quality jobs of today and tomorrow. Last year, the President announced the launch of Generation Indigenous (Gen I), a Native youth initiative focused on removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunities to succeed.

More information on Tribal Colleges and Universities can be found at the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education’s website.

The following is a list of grant recipients:

American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, Part A
State City Institution Amount
AK Barrow Ilisagvik College $500,000
AZ Tsaile Dine College $1,603,374
AZ Sells Tohono O’odham Community College $500,000
KS Lawrence Haskell Indian Nations University $1,238,600
MI Brimley Bay Mills Community College $571,116
MN Cloquet Fond du lac Tribal College $500,000
MN Cass Lake Leech Lake Tribal College $586,196
MN Mahnomen White Earth Tribal and Community College $500,000
MT Harlem Aaniiih Nakoda College $500,000
MT Browning Blackfeet Community College $799,341
MT Lame Deer Chief Dull Knife College $544,849
MT Poplar Fort Peck Community College $600,128
MT Crow Agency Little Big Horn College $606,789
MT Pablo Salish Kootenai College $1,136,594
MT Box Elder Stone Child College $672,602
ND Fort Totten Cankdeska Cikana Community College $500,000
ND New Town Fort Berthold Community College $500,000
ND Fort Yates Sitting Bull College $598,822
ND Belcourt Turtle Mountain Community College $936,542
ND Bismarck United Tribes Technical College $795,110
NE Winnebago Little Priest Tribal College $500,000
NE Macy Nebraska Indian Community College $500,000
NM Santa Fe Institute of American Indian Arts $601,492
NM Crownpoint Navajo Technical University $2,247,693
NM Albuquerque Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute $988,600
SD Kyle Oglala Lakota College $1,510,470
SD Mission Sinte Gleska University $969,950
SD Sisseton Sisseton Wahpeton College $500,000
WA Bellingham Northwest Indian College $1,053,591
WI Keshena College of Menominee Nation $543,934
WI Hayward Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College $547,372
TOTAL $24,153,165
American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, Part F
State City Institution Amount
AK Barrow Ilisagvik College $500,000
AZ Tsaile Dine College $1,769,245
AZ Sells Tohono O’Odham Community College $500,000
KS Lawrence Haskell Indian Nations University $1,366,736
MI Brimley Bay Mills Community College $630,199
MN Cloquet Fond du lac Tribal College $547,244
MN Cass Lake Leech Lake Tribal College $646,839
MN Mahnomen White Earth Tribal and Community College $500,000
MT Harlem Aaniiih Nakoda College $540,630
MT Browning Blackfeet Community College $882,034
MT Lame Deer Chief Dull Knife College $601,214
MT Poplar Fort Peck Community College $662,212
MT Crow Agency Little Big Horn College $669,563
MT Pablo Salish Kootenai College $1,254,176
MT Box Elder Stone Child College $742,184
ND Fort Totten Cankdeska Cikana Community College $512,282
ND New Town Fort Berthold Community College $513,777
ND Fort Yates Sitting Bull College $660,771
ND Belcourt Turtle Mountain Community College $1,033,429
ND Bismarck United Tribes Technical College $877,366
NE Winnebago Little Priest Tribal College $500,000
NE Macy Nebraska Indian Community College $500,000
NM Santa Fe Institute of American Indian Arts $663,718
NM Crownpoint Navajo Technical University $2,480,221
NM Albuquerque Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute $1,090,872
SD Kyle Oglala Lakota College $1,666,730
SD Mission Sinte Gleska University $1,070,293
SD Sisseton Sisseton Wahpeton College $500,000
WA Bellingham Northwest Indian College $1,162,587
WI Keshena College of Menominee Nation $600,205
WI Hayward Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College $603,999
TOTAL $26,248,526

 

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