Native Educational Program Support
Federal funding is available for urban Native educational support programs through Johnson O'Malley and Title VI. The Indian Education Formula Grant Program was authorized in 1972 with the passing of the Indian Education Act. This allows Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, on an annual basis, to apply for federal funding to support Native education. In order for us to receive this funding a completed 506 Form must be on file for each Native American student. This form is required for federal grant documentation of eligibility for services. It asks for the tribal membership enrollment number, which can be for any of the following:
Upon submitting a count of these 506 forms each year, a budget is calculated. The Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee then assists the Indian Education Program in developing next years programming. In order to pass federal and state audit, the form must be completely filled out by a parent/guardian. You can return the completed form to your child's school office or to the Indian Education Program at the District Office.
The fillable Form 506 is available at https://easie.grads360.org/services/PDCService.svc/GetPDCDocumentFile?fileId=36948
If you have already submitted this form, THANK YOU for supporting funding for Native student programs in public schools.