Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Indian Education Formula Grant (Title VII) programs support the efforts of school districts, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students so that they can meet the same challenging state academic standards as all other students.


What Can Title VII Funding Be Used For?

Indian Education Formula Grants (Title VII) funds supplement the regular school program. For Indian children, programs are designed to

  • Supplement the regular school program
  • Strengthen proficiency in the core content areas (Reading, Math, Science)
  • Provide enrichment programs that would otherwise be unavailable
  • Support after-school programs, early childhood education, tutoring, and dropout prevention

Who May Apply: Local Education Agencies (LEAs)
In order to participate in the Title VII Indian Education Formula Grant program, eligible applicants must have a minimum of 10 Indian students enrolled in the Local Education Agency or not less than 25 percent of the total number enrollment.

Additional Information
For more information on Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies, visit or contact the local district representative listed below.

Local Indian Education Formula Grant Recipients in North Carolina