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Augustus F. Hawkins Center of Educational Excellence Program: Competitive grant program to support all aspects of the teacher preparation pipeline at institutions of higher education The selected Center of Educational Excellence must be established at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Tribal Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs); and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), such as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), to help increase the number of well-prepared teachers of color resulting in a more diverse teacher workforce to teach in our Nation’s elementary and secondary schools. This program focuses on the various aspects of the teacher preparation pipeline, including the recruitment, preparation, support, and placement of teachers of color in underserved communities.
Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program: Competitive grants to institutions of higher education, as defined by section 101 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) to support programs that address the basic needs of students and report on best practices.
Digital Learning Infrastructure and IT Modernization Pilot Program is a grant program designed to support IT modernization at HBCUs and MSIs, including technical assistance and partnerships with HBCUs and MSI to improve their digital learning infrastructure.
Center for Best Practices to Support Single Parent Students (No longer funded)
Center of Excellence in Spatial Computing Program is a grant program designed to help increase the number of highly qualified Americans available for hire within the high-tech labor pool.
Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success: encourages model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students.
Center for the Study of Distance Education and Technological Advancement (No longer funded)
First in the World: provides grants to spur the development of innovations that improve educational outcomes, makes college more affordable for students and families, and develops an evidence base of effective practices. (No longer funded)
Modeling and Simulation as authorized under section 891 of the HEA. To support grants to institutions of higher education seeking to establish or enhance modeling and simulation programs. These technologies have numerous applications for Federal and State governments and their partners in the defense, education, and workforce training sectors, allowing them to generate data to help make decisions or predictions about their systems.
National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
Open Textbooks Pilot: supports projects at institutions of higher education that create new open textbooks or expand their use of open textbooks while maintaining or improving instruction and student learning outcomes.
Pilot Program for Cybersecurity Education Technological Upgrades for Community Colleges: supports technology upgrades for community colleges for the purpose of supporting cybersecurity programs.
Postsecondary Student Success Program is a grant program designed to support individuals who have started but not completed postsecondary education with the opportunity that will lead to degrees, certification, and credentialing that will increase student outcomes, while simultaneously reengaging individuals with higher education and providing essential wrap-around services.
Training for Realtime Writers: provides grants for the recruitment, training and assistance, and job placement of individuals who have completed a court reporting training program as realtime writers. (No longer funded)
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The FIPSE Database
The FIPSE database is a publically searchable database with information about current and past FIPSE competitive grant projects and non-competitive Congressionally-directed grants (earmarks) that FIPSE manages. The database contains project abstracts, project director contact information, award amounts, grant funding dates, subject areas, and links to any project Web sites that have been established by grantees. The database is searchable by programs, subjects, institutions, state, zip code, funding year, organization and institution type, and institutional special designations. Key word and phrase searching are also available. The FIPSE database is located at http://fipsedatabase.ed.gov. Current project directors will be given a password to access the secure side of the database where they can file annual and final reports and manage activities related to their grants.
Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success
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