25 U.S. Code § 1862 - Tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions program

(a) In general
Subject to the availability of appropriations, for fiscal year 2009 and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary shall—
(1) subject to subsection (b), select two tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions to receive assistance under this subchapter; and
(2) provide funding to the selected tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions to pay the costs (including institutional support costs) of operating postsecondary career and technical education programs for Indian students at the tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions.
(b) Selection of certain institutions
(1) Requirement
For each fiscal year during which the Secretary determines that a tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution described in paragraph (2) meets the definition referred to in section 1861 of this title, the Secretary shall select that tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution under subsection (a)(1) to receive funding under this section.
(2) Institutions
The two tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions referred to in paragraph (1) are—
(A) the United Tribes Technical College; and
(B) the Navajo Technical College.
(c) Method of payment
For each applicable fiscal year, the Secretary shall provide funding under this section to each tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution selected for the fiscal year under subsection (a)(1) in a lump sum payment for the fiscal year.
(d) Distribution
(1) In general
For fiscal year 2009 and each fiscal year thereafter, of amounts made available pursuant to section 1864 of this title, the Secretary shall distribute to each tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution selected for the fiscal year under subsection (a)(1) an amount equal to the greater of—
(A) the total amount appropriated for the tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution for fiscal year 2006; or
(B) the total amount appropriated for the tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution for fiscal year 2008.
(2) Excess amounts
If, for any fiscal year, the amount made available pursuant to section 1864 of this title exceeds the sum of the amounts required to be distributed under paragraph (1) to the tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions selected for the fiscal year under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall distribute to each tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution selected for that fiscal year a portion of the excess amount, to be determined by—
(A) dividing the excess amount by the aggregate Indian student count (as defined in section 2327 (h) of title 20) of such institutions for the prior academic year; and
(B) multiplying the quotient described in subparagraph (A) by the Indian student count of each such institution for the prior academic year.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–471, title V, § 502, as added Pub. L. 110–315, title IX, § 941(j)(1),Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3463.)

 

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