Title III Part B, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program
The historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have contributed significantly to the effort to attain equal opportunity through postsecondary education for Black, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged Americans. In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title III funds provide financial assistance to these institutions to establish or strengthen the physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowments.
The Success Stories Web page was developed to effect long-range improvements at HBCUs through the dissemination of successful practices. We thank the HBCUs for sharing their success stories.
Annual Performance Report
Grantees are required to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) annually; the collection number is OMB 1840-0766. The APR is available to grantees October 1 of each calendar year, and closes 90 days thereafter. To review the reporting requirement for Title III and Title V Programs request access to an interactive training site under the training tab located on Institutional Services’ Information Management Performance System Portal at https://apr.ed.gov. Once here you may select the requirements for each Title III and Title V program based on the institutional type (two-year or four-year). This site is also available to grantees for training purposes and includes an APR user's manual.
To gain access to the APR at https://apr.ed.gov, project directors need the institution's Unit ID, PR Award ID, and a unique password provided by the Institutional Service. Passwords are e-mailed to all grantee project directors designated on the grant award notification document 30 days before the collection period begins. Project directors of Title III and Title V grants are responsible for completing and managing the content of their respective annual report. During the data collection, assistance is available via a Help Desk to answer questions related to system operations, error messages, technical problems, report content, and program policy.
Note: If you are a project director and have responsibility for completing the annual report for your institution, please be sure you are designated on the official grant award notification and your e-mail and telephone number are listed correctly in the G5 database.
Final Performance Report
The online system will generate a final report from grantees’ individual annual reports for each grant ending September 30 of the collection period. The online system generates the final performance so that reported data is consistent throughout the life cycle of grants and eliminates each grantee’s burden of having to compile a final report.