Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program
Program Office: Institutional Service
CFDA Number: 84.031M
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: PPOHA; Title V Part B
Program Contact: Sandra Steed, Senior Program Officer
Telephone: (202) 219-7120
Laws, Regulations, and Guidance
- Title V, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. (20 U.S.C. 1102-1102c)
- 34 CFR 606.2(a) and (b), 606.3, 606.4, and 606.5
- Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99
- Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Grants Management Circulars
The Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program provides grants to: (1) expand postbaccalaureate educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students; and (2) expand the postbaccalaureate academic offerings as well as enhance the program quality in the institutions of higher education that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large numbers of Hispanic and low-income students complete postsecondary degrees.
Applicant Information and Eligibility
In order to receive a grand under the PPOHA program, an institution of higher education must offer a postbaccalaureate certificate or postbaccalaureate program.
Institutions must be designated as an eligible institution of higher education in order to apply for the Title V, Part B program and must meet the program specific requirements to be defined as an HSI.
To be designated as an eligible institution of higher education and institution must apply for and receive designation through an application process. Please refer to the most recent Application for Designation as an Eligible Institution. You may contact the program office if you have questions regarding eligibility.
The Department of Education and the HSI Division do not officially grant an institution an HSI designation. Institutions are considered HSIs based on their grant award status for the duration of their grant award, which is five years. The Department defines a Hispanic-Serving Institution as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.