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
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
District Contact: Earnest Winston

Clinton City Schools
District Contact: Shirley Williams

Columbus County Schools
District Contact: Kenwood Royal

Cumberland County Schools
District Contact: Darlene Holmes Ransom

Graham County Schools
District Contact: Ned Long

Guilford County Schools
District Contact: Angela Lynch

Halifax County Schools
District Contact: Dottie Umstead

Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School
District Contact: Gwen Richardson

Hoke County Schools
District Contact: Elizabeth Mitchell

Jackson County Schools
District Contact: Mike Treadway

Person County Schools
District Contact: Paula Chandler

Richmond County Schools
District Contact: Billie Allen

Public Schools of Robeson County
District Contact: Connie Locklear

Scotland County Schools
District Contact: Terrence McAllister

Swain County Schools
District Contact: Mike Treadway

Wake County Public School System
District Contact: Gwen Locklear

Warren County Schools
District Contact: Cheona Davis