Budget & Appropriations
NIEA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Requests
NIEA appreciates the continued commitment and support of the Administration and we look forward to working collaboratively to ensure Native students are served effectively. To achieve success, there must be collaboration among all entities – federal, tribal, state, and local. It is critical that as the budget process moves forward under the leadership of Congress, that the proposals by the Administration and the additional requests outlined in NIEA’s FY 2017 Budget Requests document are enacted. Education is the only way that we will break the cycle of poverty on the many reservations that have BIE-funded schools and enable Native children to have productive futures. NIEA urges Congress to fulfill its trust responsibility to America’s most vulnerable children by ensuring they have the access to educational resources that they deserve.