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Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program

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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 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) to apply for funding under this program. The application for designation as an eligible institution closed on February 18, 2022. For a list of eligible HSIs and more information on the eligibility process, refer to the eligibility designation webpage.


Current competition: FY 2022

The PPOHA FY 2022 competition has closed. For a list of new grantees, please visit the Awards page.

Federal Register Notices

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Current Application

The following information is for reference only.

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 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 84.031 or the Funding Opportunity Number ED-GRANTS-061322-001. 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.

Review Process

Peer Reviewers (field readers) are periodically needed for the program's reviewer pool for grant competitions. To streamline the grant application and review process, the Office of Postsecondary Education's Field Reader System (FRS) has been retired and all reviewer information has been migrated to the Department’s G5 system. For assistance with G5, please call 1.888.336.8930 or email For additional assistance regarding the review process, contact the program office.

Application Contacts

Margarita L. Meléndez, (202) 260-3548,

U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Higher Education Programs, Institutional Service
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 2nd floor
Washington, D.C. 20202


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Last Modified: 10/04/2022