Predominantly Black Institutions Program - Competitive Grants

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Applicant Information

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

Application for Eligibility

You must be designated an eligible institution before applying for funding under this program. The latest application to request designation as an eligible institution and to request a waiver of the non-federal cost share requirement is available. Please note the closing date(s) and refer to the Federal Register Notice.


Information for Grant Funding

Timeline: FY 2021 Program Competition
Deadline for transmitting applications: June 28, 2021

Federal Register Notice

  • Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for FY 2021 | PDF

Current Application

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.

Tips and Assistance: FY 2021 Predominantly Black Institutions Program Competition .

The Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar: June 9 , 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm (EST)
Please send an email to or for a link to the webinar.

Application Contact

Ashley Hillary and Kelly Harris
E-mail: or

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Higher Education Programs, Institutional Services
PBI Competitive Grants Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202


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Last Modified: 06/03/2021