Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program

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Applicant Information

There are two application processes for this program -- one for eligibility and one for grant funding.

Application for Eligibility

You must be designated an eligible institution before applying for funding under this program. The latest application to request designation as an eligible institution and to request a waiver of the non-federal cost share requirement is available. Please note the closing date(s) and refer to the Federal Register Notice.


Information for Grant Funding


Current competition: FY 2015 (84.031L)
Application available: March 20, 2015
Application deadline: May 19, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

All applicants are required to submit an application online through is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants familiarize themselves with the Web site and complete the required registration well before the closing date. You can begin the registration process before the application is published on or while you are filling out the application. However, registration must be completed before you can submit your completed package.

Applicants who are unable to submit an application through the system may submit a written request for a waiver of the electronic submission requirement. See the Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for additional details on requesting a waiver.

Page limits and acceptable fonts for grant applications. Please refer to the Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for page limits and font types an applicant may use when submitting grant applications for this competition.

If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll-free, at 1-800-877-8339.

Tips and Assistance

Technical Assistance webinars are scheduled for March 26 and March 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Washington, DC time. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

Application Contacts

Pearson Owens
Telephone: (202) 502-7804

Don Crews
Telephone: (202) 502-7574

Robyn M. Wood
Telephone: (202) 502-7437

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Higher Education Programs
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th floor
Mail Stop K-OPE-6-6055
Washington, DC 20006
Main Telephone: (202) 502-7777
Fax: (202) 502-7861


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