Advancing Indian Education
The FY 2014 budget request for the Bureau of Indian Education of $802.8 million, a program increase of $6.7 million above the FY 2012 enacted level, advances the Department's continuing commitment to the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives from the federally recognized tribes. The Advancing Indian Education initiative addresses the full spectrum of educational needs throughout Indian Country from elementary through post secondary levels and adult education. The 2014 budget supports student academic achievement in BIE schools by initiating a $15.0 million pilot program to turnaround lower performing elementary and secondary schools, provides $2.5 million in increased funding to meet the needs of growing enrollment at tribal colleges, and provides $3.0 million in new funding for a Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund. The budget also proposes an additional $2.0 million for tribal grant support costs.
Program Reductions and Eliminations:
Housing Improvement Program -$12.6 million Eliminates the HIP. Tribes are not precluded from using HUD funding to provide assistance to HIP applicants.Law Enforcement Special Initiatives -$2.6 million Reflects decreased participation on collaborative activities such as intelligence sharing.The Indian Student Equalization Program -$16.5 million Offsets $15.0 million for a turnaround school pilot program.Replacement School Construction -$17.8 million The construction program will address improving physical conditions of existing school facilities through the Facilities Improvement and Repair program.The Indian Guaranteed Loan Program -$2.1 million The funding level of $5.0 million will guarantee over $70 million in loans.Fiscal Year 2014 Indian Country Budget Supporting Tribal Economic Security and Prosperity - http://www.ncai.org/resources/ncai-publications/indian-country-budget-request/fy2014/fy14-indian-country-budget-request