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

Information for Grant Funding

Apply for CFDA 84.031A

The Department is conducting one competition for Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) grants in fiscal year 2023, 84.031A.  For more information, the Program will hold technical assistance webinars. Webinar dates are 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 2023
Application available: March 23, 2023
Application deadline: May 22, 2023

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

Click here for the FY 2023 Application Booklet.

FY 2023 Technical Assistance Webinars: DATES COMING SOON

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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