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Title III Part A Programs - Strengthening Institutions

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FY 2017 SIP Technical Assistance Webinars: March 23 and March 30, 2017. A recording, slide presentation, and transcript of the March 23 webinar are available.
Two FY 2017 grant competitions for SIP have begun. Deadline: April 17, 2017. For CFDA 84.031F, applicants must address an absolute priority; CFDA 84.031A does not include any priorities. Refer to the Federal Register Notices dated March 1, 2017.

Program Office: Institutional Service

CFDA Number: 84.031A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants, Cooperative Agreements
Also Known As: Title III, Part A

Program Description

The program helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.

Types of Projects

Funds may be used for planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds. Administrative management, and the development and improvement of academic programs also are supported. Other projects include joint use of instructional facilities, construction and maintenance, and student service programs designed to improve academic success, including innovative, customized, instruction courses designed to help retain students and move the students rapidly into core courses and through program completion, which may include remedial education and English language instruction .

Last Modified: 03/31/2017