Welcome to the Professional Development Program Data Collection Center (DCC)

Thank you for visiting the Professional Development Program Data Collection Center (DCC) website.

The purpose of the Office of Indian Education (OIE) Professional Development Program (PD) grant program is to prepare and train American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) professionals to increase the number of qualified individuals in professions that serve AI/AN populations across the United States, primarily as teachers, school administrators, teacher aides, language instructors, and ancillary education personnel. 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 contract with Educational Policy Institute (EPI) and Westat to develop the Professional Development Program Data Collection System (DCS). This online system is responsible for collecting data from grantees and tracking participants funded under the PD. This system will provide reliable data to monitor payback compliance and measure 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 Data Collection System Login link.