U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Office of Postsecondary Education - OPE Programs
Program Eligibility Chart

The chart below lists programs administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education and indicates those entities that are eligible to apply for grants in these programs. For more detailed information regarding eligibility to participate in OPE programs, please visit the individual program Web pages.

  Postsecondary Education Institutions Non-Profit Organizations & Associations Individuals States and State Education Agencies Local Education Agencies/ Secondary Schools
American Overseas Research Centers yes (consortia only) yes no no no
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions yes no no no no
B. J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships Northern Michigan University only no no no no
Business and International Education yes no no no no
Byrd Honors Scholarships no no no yes (states only) no
Centers for International Business Education yes no no no no
Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success yes no no no no
Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program yes no no no no
College Access Challenge Grant Program no no no yes no
Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education yes no no no no
Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (Title V) yes (eligible HSIs) no no no no
Educational Opportunity Centers (TRIO) yes yes no yes yes (exceptional cases only)
Erma Byrd Scholarship Program no no yes no no
Postsecondary Education Institutions Non-Profit Organizations & Associations Individuals States and State Education Agencies Local Education Agencies/ Secondary Schools
FIPSE Comprehensive Program yes yes no yes yes
FIPSE European Community-U.S. Cooperation Program yes yes no yes yes
FIPSE Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education yes yes no yes yes
FIPSE United States-Russia Program yes yes no yes yes
FIPSE U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program yes yes no yes yes
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships yes no yes (must apply though college/university) no no
Fulbright Hays - Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad yes no yes (must apply though college/university) no no
Fulbright Hays - Faculty Research Abroad yes no yes (must apply though college/university) no no
Fulbright Hays - Group Projects Abroad yes yes no yes no
Postsecondary Education Institutions Non-Profit Organizations & Associations Individuals States and State Education Agencies Local Education Agencies/ Secondary Schools
Fulbright Hays - Seminars Abroad no no yes no no
GEAR UP yes (in partnerships) yes (through partnerships) no yes yes (in partnerships)
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) yes no no no no
HBCU Capital Financing yes (HBCUs only) no no no no
Institute for International Public Policy yes (consortia only) no no no no
International Research and Studies yes yes yes yes yes
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships no no yes no no
Language Resource Centers yes no no no no
Master's Degree Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities yes (qualified HBCUs) no no no no
Master's Degree Programs at Predominantly Black Institutions yes (qualified PBIs) no no no no
McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (TRIO) yes no no no no
Minorities and Retirement Security yes (qualified MSIs) no no no no
Minority Science & Engineering Improvement yes yes (science & engineering-oriented) no no no
Postsecondary Education Institutions Non-Profit Organizations & Associations Individuals States and State Education Agencies Local Education Agencies/ Secondary Schools
National Resource Centers yes no no no no
Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions yes (Native Am./ Non-Tribal only) no no no no
Off-Campus Community Service yes no no no no
Pilot Program for Course Material Rentals yes no no no no
Predominantly Black Institutions
Formula Grants
; Competitive Grants
yes (eligible PBIs) no no no no
Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans yes (eligible HSIs) no no no no
Strengthening HBCUs (Title III, Part B) yes (HBCUs only) no no no no
Strengthening HBGIs (Title III, Part B) yes (HBCUs only) no no no no
Strengthening Institutions (Title III, Part A) yes no no no no
Student Support Services (TRIO) yes no no no no
Talent Search (TRIO) yes yes no yes yes (exceptional cases only)
Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants for States and Partnerships yes no no yes yes
Postsecondary Education Institutions Non-Profit Organizations & Associations Individuals States and State Education Agencies Local Education Agencies/ Secondary Schools
Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow yes yes no yes (must partner with IHE) yes (must partner with IHE)
Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access yes (for libraries) no no no no
Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program no CLEO only no no no
Training for Realtime Writers yes no no no no
Training Program for Federal TRIO Staff yes yes no no no
Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities yes no no no yes
Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Coordinating Center yes no no no no
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language yes yes no no no
Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program yes yes no yes yes
Upward Bound (TRIO) yes yes no yes yes (exceptional cases only)
Upward Bound Math/Science (TRIO) yes yes no yes yes
Veterans Upward Bound (TRIO) yes yes no yes yes (exceptional cases only)

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