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Eligibility Designations and Applications for Waiver of Eligibility Requirements

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Timeline

Current Competition: FY 2018
Notice Inviting Applications (NIA): February 14, 2018
Application available: February 14, 2018
Application deadline: March 16, 2018

Webinars

More information below.

Programs

The Department opened the period for submitting an application for a designation of eligibility for the following programs:

Federal Register Notice

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Current Application

Institutions are eligible to apply for grants if they meet specific statutory and regulatory eligibility requirements. An institution of higher education (IHE) that is designated as an eligible institution may also receive a waiver of certain non-Federal cost-sharing requirements for one year. You must apply annually at the following Web site: https://HEPIS.ed.gov/title3and5/

Tips and Assistance

  • FY 2018 Webinar Information: A webinar was conducted in February 2018.
  • Eligibility Matrix 2017 (3.5MB) | Institutional Service Grants to Minority- and Low-Income-Serving Institutions: Results from the Eligibility Process, FY 2016 (138K)
  • Slide presentation from the FY 2016 eligibility process: MS PowerPoint (1.25MB)
  • Title III Statute - Title 20, Chapter 28, Subchapter III of the U.S. Code (Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute Web site)
  • Title V Statute - Title 20, Chapter 28, Subchapter V of the U.S. Code (Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute Web site)
  • Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted in 2 CFR part 3474. (d) The regulations for the Title III programs in 34 CFR part 607, and for the HSI program in 34 CFR part 606. (e) The notice of final requirements for the PPOHA program, published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2010 (75 FR 44055).
  • Eligibility Process Infographic PDF (91K)
  • Application Contacts

    Program Officer: Christopher Smith, christopher.smith@ed.gov, (202) 453-7946
    Technical Assistance: Jason Cottrell, Ph.D, jason.cottrell@ed.gov, (202) 453-7530
    Fax: (202) 401-8466

    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audio tape, or compact disc) on request to one of the contact persons listed in this section.

    Office Address:

    U.S. Department of Education, OPE
    Higher Education Programs
    Institutional Service
    Request for Eligibility Designation
    400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 4C146
    Washington, DC 20202

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    Eligible Institutions for Title III and Title V Programs

    FY 2016: Title III and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. MS Excel (218K)

    FY 2015: Title III and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. MS Excel (227K) | PDF (690K)

    FY 2014: Title III and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (149K) | PDF (552K)

    FY 2013: Title III and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (149K) | PDF (579K)

    FY 2012: Title III and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (114K) | PDF (291K)

    FY 2011: Title III Parts A and F, and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (117K) | PDF (289K)

    FY 2010: Title III Parts A and F, and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (104K) | PDF (253K)

    FY 2009: Title III Part A and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (91K) | PDF (186K)

    FY 2008: Title III Part A and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (85K) | PDF (34K)

    FY 2007: Title III Part A and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements. download files MS Excel (78K) | PDF (182K)

    FY 2006: Institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements is available for Title III Part A and Title V programs for the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011. download files MS Word (303K) | PDF (53K)

    FY 2005: An institution designated as an "eligible institution" if otherwise eligible, could apply for a new grant under any of the Title III, Part A Programs and the Title V, Hispanic Serving Institutions Program in Fiscal Year 2005. Also, these institutions will receive an exemption from the non-Federal share matching requirements under the Federal Work Study Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, and the TRIO Student Support Services Program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA), as well as the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program authorized by Title VI of the HEA for July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006.

    • Institutions that applied by the January 13, 2005, deadline and were designated eligible for Title III Part A or Title V funding, if otherwise eligible: download files MS Word (221K) | PDF (325K).
    • Institutions that applied between January 14 and April 28, 2005, and were designated eligible for the waiver of the non-Federal share matching requirements for the period of July, 2005 through June 30, 2006: download files MS Word (112K) | PDF (150K)

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