Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program

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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


Current competition: FY 2021
Application available: May 14, 2021
Application deadline: June 28, 2021

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

The FY 2021 competition announced May 14, 2021.

FY 2021 Application Booklet MS Word (211K)

Tips and Assistance

AANAPISI, Part F, FY 2021 Grant Competition Webinar was held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. ET

The Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar presentation is now available (For reference only):

  • Slides PDF (524K)

The Field Reviewer Orientation

  • Slides PPT (1.03MB)

Application Contacts

Pearson Owens
Telephone: (202) 453-7997

James Laws
Telephone: (202) 453-7348

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Education
OPE, Higher Education Programs
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 250-12
Washington, DC 20202


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Last Modified: 07/07/2021