Title VI: American Indian Education


The Title VI: American Indian Education Program is a Formula Grant Application funded through Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to those school districts who have a high concentration of American Indian/Alaskan Native students in their school districts.


The Utah State Board of Education American Indian website serves as a guideline to facilitate and support in building a framework for program awareness and success. It will guide investigators based on current research, state, and federal requirements the information necessary that address the American Indian/Alaskan Natives in Utah.

The teacher resources with current Title VI Coordinators and Tribal Education Leadership information are valuable with efforts to address the educational needs of the reader with contact information. This website will also provide content knowledge, subject acquisition, and subject content that meet the proficiency needs of the students.

The Utah State Board of Education Board Strategic Plan is an essential core promises that the Utah Public Education System are a part of the civic compact and that citizens should have high expectations regarding the success in the essential promised work of public education. Utah's public education system keeps its promise by:

  • Ensuring literacy and numeracy for all Utah children.
  • Providing high quality instruction for all Utah children.
  • Establishing curriculum with high standards and relevance for all Utah children.
  • Requiring effective assessment to inform high instruction and accountability.


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Title VI Programs

Utah's American Indian/Alaskan Native Education vision statement is to fulfill the promises and to access opportunities by providing an excellent educational system that results in the successes of all American Indian/Alaskan Native students.

We are committed to an educational system that supports and empowers American Indian/Alaskan Native students, embraces positive native values, and honors and affirms their past, present, and future contributions to our global society

Title VI Formula Grant Sites 2021-2022

Federal Resources

Title VII: Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education
United States Department of Education

Formula Grants Guidelines

Indian Education Formula Grants (Formula)
United States Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Government Resources

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
United States Department of the Interior

The BIA responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 562 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. Developing forestlands, leasing assets on these lands, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development are all part of the agency's responsibility. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
United States Department of Interior

The BIE is a service organization devoted to providing quality education opportunities for American Indian people. Established in the latter part of the nineteenth century to carry out the federal government's education commitment to Indian tribes, it has become the only national education system for American Indian children and adults.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
NCAI was founded in 1944 in response to termination and assimilation policies that the United States forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns. NCAI stressed the need for unity and cooperation among tribal governments for the protection of their treaty and sovereign rights. Since 1944, the National Congress of American Indians has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
The mission of the NIEA is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.

National Indian Education Study (NIES)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

NIES is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. The study provides educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the academic performance in reading and mathematics of AI/AN fourth and eighth graders as well as their exposure to Native American culture.

Office of Indian Education
United States Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of Local Educational Agencies  (LEAs), Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students.

Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA)
UDIA develops programs and services, provide alternatives, and implement solutions that will allow Indian citizens an opportunity to share in the progress of the state of Utah.

Contact Us

Dr. Harold (Chuck) Foster
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7838 | E-mail

Madeline Kjar
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 |  E-mail