Predominantly Black Institutions Program - Competitive Grants

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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


Last competition: FY 2011
Deadline for transmitting applications: April 25, 2011

Federal Register Notice

Current Application

The FY 2011 competition for this program closed on April 25, 2011. Applications are currently being processed. The archived application below should be used for reference only. Some of the forms may be found in the forms library.

  • FY 2011 Application (archived): MS Word (402K) | PDF (860K)

Tips and Assistance

Tips for submitting applications electronically through

  • Begin the registration process as soon as possible. Register early: preferably at least five days before the deadline.
  • Download and review the application instructions from
  • Complete the application package according to the application instructions.
  • Review and verify all program assurances and certifications.
  • Verify on that registration is complete and that your Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) status is approved if you are the submitter.
  • Submit your application early, ensuring sufficient time for the validation process.
  • Verify your submission through the Web site.

Application Contacts

Dr. Katie Blanding, Team Leader
Telephone: (202) 502-7049

Bernadette Miles
Telephone: (202) 502-7616

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Higher Education Programs, Institutional Services
PBI Competitive Grants Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Mail Stop K-OPE-6-6055
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 502-7777
Fax: (202) 502-7861

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


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