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There are two application processes for this program -- one for eligibility and one for grant funding.

For information about the FY 2021 SIP Competition, click here.

Information for Grant Funding

Apply for CFDA 84.031A

The Department is conducting one competition for Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) grants in fiscal year 2021, 84.031A.  For more information, the Program will hold technical assistance webinars. Webinar dates upcoming and will be posted soon.


Timeline for CFDA 84.031A

SIP competitions are generally held every other year.

Current competition for CFDA 84.031A: FY 2021
Application available: May 14, 2021
Application deadline: July 13, 2021

Federal Register Notice for CFDA 84.031A

Current Application for CFDA 84.031A

All applicants are required to submit an application online through

Through you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You must search for the downloadable application package for ED-GRANTS-051421-001.

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. For program-specific questions, contact the program officer below.

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 one of the program contact persons listed below.

Tips and Assistance for CFDA 84.031A

FY 2021 Technical Assistance Webinars:

FY 2021 SIP Webinar Slides PDF (888KB)

Application Contacts for CFDA 84.031A

Nalini Lamba-Nieves, (202) 453-7953
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Title III Part A Programs, Strengthening Institutions
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Mail Stop LBJ 4-4C140
Washington, DC 20202-6450



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