Title VI Indian Education Formula Grant Program

  • The Indian Education Formula Grant program provides grants to support local educational agencies in their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. Annually each applicant develops and submits to the Department a comprehensive plan for meeting the needs of Indian children.

  • All Indigenous students within the district can receive support and services through the BPS Native American Resource Program (NARP).  Currently, 15 schools are directly supported by the NARP team and we are working to expand the list of schools that we support.  Schools that receive direct support include: 19, 27, 32, 65, 72, 93, 94, 156, 187, 192, 195, 206, 208, 304, and 305. 


    The program also hosts events and activities outside of the academic day, which can be found under the “NARP Calendar of Events” tab.  If you would like support for your child, please reach out to Charity Hill, Native American Resource Program Coordinator (chill@buffaloschools.org), the team (narp@buffaloschools.org) or the program office (716-816-3183).  


    One important supplemental funding source for the Native American Resource Program is provided through the Title VI Indian Education Formula Grant. Through the Title VI grant, we are able to ensure that Indigenous students gain knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities, languages, histories, traditions and cultures.


    To obtain an accurate count of our district’s Indigenous student population, we encourage you to complete the Title VI ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form under the “How do I apply” tab. This form serves as the official record of eligibility for students included on the Title VI Indian Education grant. Please note, you are not required to complete or submit this form for your child to receive supports and services through our program. Please review the “How do I apply” tab for more information and to complete the Title VI 506 form.    


    Click here to learn more: Indian Education Formula Grants (Formula).