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Title III Part A Programs - Strengthening Institutions

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

Information for Grant Funding

NOTE: The FY 2013 Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant competition had two application options for institutions. Under CFDA number 84.031A, applicants addressed two competitive preference priorities. Under CFDA number 84.031F, applicants addressed an absolute priority. Applicants could apply to both the 84.031A and 84.031F competitions but could receive an award under only one of the competitions.

Part F, Absolute Priority -- Supporting Programs, Practices, or Strategies for which there is Strong or Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness


Last competition for Part A and Part F: FY 2013
Applications available: May 2, 2013
Deadline for transmittal of applications: June 3, 2013

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

All applicants were 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. There are separate applications for Part A and Part F.

Please note that the FY 2013 competition for this program is closed. The archived application packages below are for reference only. If some or all of the forms required to complete the packages are not available in these documents, forms may be found in the forms library.

  • FY 2013 Archived SIP Application Packages:
    Part A: download files MS Word (356K) | PDF (998K)
    Part F: download files MS Word (368K) | PDF (1006K)

Tips and Assistance

Strengthening Institutions Program Webinar Information for 2013

  • Letter of Invitation to Webinar on Parts A and F Download files MS Word (28K)
  • Letter of Invitation to Webinar on Absolute Priority Download files MS Word (28K)

Application Contacts

Bora Mpinja, (202) 502-7629
Nalini Lamba-Nieves, (202) 502-7562
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Title III Part A Programs
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Mail Stop K-OPE-6-6055
Washington, DC 20006
Main Telephone: (202) 502-7777

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), you may call toll free at 1-800-576-7734.


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.


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