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FY 2021 MSEIP Competition
Application available in May 21, 2021
Application Deadline: July 6, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. Washington, DC time

Federal Register Notice

  • Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for FY 2021 was published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2021

Current Application

All applicants are required to submit a completed Mandatory FY 2021 MSEIP Eligibility Certification Form. The Mandatory FY 2021 MSEIP Eligibility Certification Form is a critical document used to determine applicant eligibility and is not available through; it is only available in the MSEIP application package. This form should be copied from the application package, completed, saved, and attached as a separate file to the “Other Attachments Form” with your application in (Do not use forms from previous competitions.)

All applicants are required to submit an application online through is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.

Through you will be able to download a copy of the MSEIP application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number 84.120A.

If you experience problems submitting your application through, refer to the Support page and/or contact the Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. Customer Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays.

For program-specific questions, contact the program officer.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339 . Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program officer.

Tips and Assistance

Three FY 2021 MSEIP Pre-Application Webinars will be held in June 2021.
Please send an email to to receive the Webinar link.

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, ET

    Thursday, June 10, 2021
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm, ET

    Friday, June 11, 2021
    10:00 am – 11:30 am, ET

Application Contact

Dr. Bernadette Hence, (202) 453-7913,

Mailg Address
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education, Institutional Service
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20202


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