Indian Education Formula Grants (Title VI)

The U.S. Department of Education programs funds the Indian Education Formula Grant (Title VI). It supports the efforts of school districts, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other groups to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students. These efforts help them meet the same challenging state academic standards as all other students.

Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies

How Is Title VI Funding Used?

Indian Education Formula Grants (Title VI) 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 VI 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 enrollment.

Tab/Accordion Items

For more information on Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies, visit Title VI Formula Grant Communities of Practice Page or contact the local district representative listed below.

County District Level Program Director Name Title phone # Program Coordinator Name Phone Program Website
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chiquitha Lloyd Director of Diversity and Inclusion 980-343-8638 Stacey Morretti   Indian Education/Title VI Program (
Clinton City Theresa Melenas Executive Director of Instructional Services 910-592-3132 x 1928 Alicia Leyva 910-592-5623 x 1673  
Columbus Tom McLam Director of Federal Programs 910-642-5168 Tamra Carter 910.642.5168 x 24008  
Cumberland Maria Ford Executive Director of Federal Programs 910-678-2637 Rodney Jackson 910.678.2637 Indian Education / Home (
Graham Angela Knight Superintendent 828-479-9820 Ned Long 828-788-2339  
Guilford Jasmine Getrouw-Moore Executive Director, Diversity , Equity and Inclusion 336-370-3284 x 717101 Stephen Bell 336-370-3284 x 717102 American Indian Education / American Indian Education (
Halifax Dr. Tyrana Battle Asst. Superintendent, Curriculum & Instructional Services 252-583-5111 Bessie Chanta Richardson 252-586-4344  
Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School Gideon Lee Chairman, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe 252-257-5853 Sharon Berrun 252-257-5853  
Hoke Chad Hunt Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Information Systems 910-875-4106 Elizabeth Mitchell 910.875.4835 x229 Indian Education (
Jackson Angie Dills Chief Academic Officer 828-586-2311 x 1954 Brent Speckhardt 828.586.2311 x1954 Jackson County School District - Federal Programs (
Johnston Faith Batten Executive Director of Federal Programs 919-934-4361 x 4039 Gwen Locklear 919-812-1473 American Indian Education / American Indian Education (
Nash County Janet Morris Director of Federal Programs 252-462-2533 Chenoa Davis 252-462-2533  
Person Joseph Warren Federal Programs Director 336-599-2191 x 22150 Joseph Warren 336-599-2191  
Robeson Dr. Connie Locklear Director 910.521.2054 Dr. Connie Locklear 910.521.2054  
Sampson Greg Jacobs Executive Director, Coharie Indian Tribe 910-564-6909 Wendy Locklear 910-564-6915  
Scotland Dr. Patrica Powell-Patrick Indian Education Director 910-276-1138 ext. 324 Lisa Wilson (910) 276-7370 ext. 43031 Indian Education / UPCOMING MEETING (
Swain Dr. Branden Sutton Director of Student Services (828) 488-3129 ext.5129 Dr. Branden Sutton    
Wake Rebecca Foote Senior Administrator, Title I 919.533.7785 Rebecca Locklear 919.694.0352 Wake County Indian Education
Warren Kimberly Scott Chief Academic Officer, Curriculum and Instruction 252-257-3184 Patricia Richardson 252-257-3184