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Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program

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New Call for Reviewers for the FY 2024 PPOHA Grant Competition!

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Reviewer, please contact Margarita L. Meléndez, and be sure you are registered as a Peer Reviewer in the G5 system.

The FY 2024 Notice Inviting Applications is now available in the Federal Register. Application deadline is 5/13/24. Click here for Pre-application webinar schedule.

Program Office: Institutional Service

CFDA Number: 84.031M
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: PPOHA; Title V Part B
Program Contact:

Stacey A. Slijepcevic, Ph.D.
Director, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division
(Phone) 202-453-6150 |

Margarita L. Meléndez
Program Lead, PPOHA Program
(Phone) 202-260-3548 |

Program Description

The Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program provides grants to: (1) expand postbaccalaureate educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students; and (2) expand the postbaccalaureate academic offerings as well as enhance the program quality in the institutions of higher education that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large numbers of Hispanic and low-income students complete postsecondary degrees.

Applicant Information and Eligibility

In order to receive a grant under the PPOHA program, an institution of higher education must offer a postbaccalaureate certificate or postbaccalaureate program.

Institutions must be designated as an eligible institution of higher education in order to apply for the Title V, Part B program, and must meet the program specific requirements to be defined as an HSI.

To be designated as an eligible institution of higher education, an institution must apply for and receive designation through an application process. Please refer to the most recent Application for Designation as an Eligible Institution. You may contact the program office if you have questions regarding eligibility.

Last Modified: 03/18/2024