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Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program

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The Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program was authorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008. FY 2009 was its first year of funding.

FY 2013

The FY 2013 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) funding for the Title V, Part B is $19,453,111 a reduction of $2,798,784 from FY 2012 to fund 43 awards. The PPOHA Program consists of two separate sources of funds appropriated by Congress totaling $19,453,111. The FY 2009 NCC cohort will be funded using mandatory funding in the amount of $10,913,500, and the FY 2010 NCC cohort will be funded using discretionary funding in the amount of $8,539,611, a 5.1 percent and 5.2 percent reduction, respectively, from the previous year.

Program staff will assist these institutions with adjusting their budgets to minimize the impact of the reduced award amounts.

FY 2011

The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, P.L. 112-10, was passed by Congress on April 15, 2011. It provides funding for the Department of Education for the remainder of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. The effects of P.L. 112-10 on the programs authorized by Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, are as follows:

Title V- Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program (Part B)
The FY 2011 appropriation for the Title V, Part B, PPOHA Program is $20,836,290, a reduction of $1,163,710 from FY 2010. The Department plans to reduce each NCC award by approximately $55,871 from the requested amounts for FY 2011. The Department does not plan to make new awards in FY 2011.

Title V-Hispanic Serving Institutions Program (Part A)
The FY 2011 appropriation for the Title V, Part A, HSI Program is $104,394,792, a reduction of $13,034,208 from FY 2010. The Department anticipates no reduction in the amount of non-competing continuation (NCC) awards to be made in FY 2011. The Department also anticipates making new awards under this program in FY 2011.

FY 2010

Discretionary funding:
Number of new awards: 20
Average new award: $520,000
Total new award funding: $10,395,000

Number of continuation awards: 0
Average continuation award: 0
Total continuation award funding: 0

Peer review of new award applications: $105,000

Total discretionary funding: $10,500,000
Total discretionary awards: 20

Mandatory funding*:
Number of continuation awards: 22
Average continuation award: $522,000
Total continuation award funding: $11,488,000

Peer review of new award applications: $12,000

Total mandatory funding: $11,500,000
Total mandatory awards: 22

Total PPOHA award funding: $22,000,000
Total number of awards: 42

FY 2009

Mandatory funding*:
Number of new awards: 22
Average new award: $518,000
Total new award funding: $11,397,000
Peer review of new applications: $103,000
Total award funding: $11,500,000

* Mandatory funding is provided under the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA).

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