Welcome to the Professional Development Program Data Collection System (PDPDCS)

The purpose of the Office of Indian Education (OIE) Professional Development Program (PDP) is to provide grants to eligible entities in order to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people; provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, ancillary educational personnel; and to improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field. OIE awards grants to institutions of higher education (IHE) that then provide funding and support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees and/or certificates in education. The participants who accept funding and training under this program must perform work that benefits Native people and is related to their training, or assistance must be repaid.

In the fall of 2012, OIE partnered with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to develop the PDPDCS. This online system is responsible for collecting data from grantees and tracking participants who receive training benefits under the PDP. This system will provide reliable data to monitor participant payback compliance and measure grantee progress towards the program’s performance goals.

For more information on your role in the participant tracking process click on the Institutions of Higher Education, Participants, or Employers link. To update payback obligation information, please click on the Secure Login link.