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American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities - Title III Part A and Part F Programs

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Program Office: Institutional Service

CFDA Number: 84.031T (Part A) and 84.031D (Part F)
Program Type: Discretionary/Formula-Funded A
Also Known As: TCCU Program

Program Description

This program helps eligible institutions of higher education increase their self-sufficiency by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.

Types of Projects

Examples of authorized activities include:

  • Purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment;
  • Construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services, and the acquisition of real property adjacent to the campus of the institution on which to construct such facilities;
  • Instruction in tribal governance or tribal public policy;
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students or the students’ families;
  • Developing or improving facilities for Internet use or other distance education technologies;
  • Support of faculty exchanges, faculty development, and faculty fellowships;
  • Academic instruction in disciplines in which Indians are underrepresented;
  • Purchase of library books, periodicals, and other educational materials;
  • Funds management, administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management;
  • Joint use of facilities, such as laboratories and libraries;
  • Establishing or improving a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector;
  • Establishing or improving a program of teacher education designed to qualify students to teach in elementary or secondary schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching Indian children and youth; and
  • Establishing community outreach programs that encourage Indian elementary and secondary school students to develop the academic skills and the interest to pursue postsecondary education.

Last Modified: 02/24/2017