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ED: Applications Open for Strengthening Institutions Program

Federal Register, December 8, 2010, Page 76449-76451


Office of Postsecondary Education


Notice inviting applications for designation as an eligible institution


Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI), Native American Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI), Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (STEM and ARTICULATION), Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA), and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.


Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 31, 2011 for an applicant institution that wishes to be designated as eligible to apply for a FY 2011 new grant under the Title III or Title V Programs and February 28, 2011 for an applicant institution that wishes to apply only for cost-sharing waivers under the FSEOG, FWS, SSS, or UISFL Programs.

Further Information

You will find detailed instructions for completing the application form electronically under the ‘‘eligibility 2010’’ link at either of the following Web sites: or If your institution is unable to meet the needy student enrollment requirement or the average E&G expenditure requirement and wishes to request a waiver of one or both of these requirements, you must complete your designation application form electronically and transmit your waiver request narrative document from the following Web site: Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You may qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement and may submit your application in paper format if you are unable to submit an application electronically because— • You do not have access to the Internet; or • You do not have the capacity to upload documents to the Web site; and • No later than two weeks before the application deadline date (14 calendar days; or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. Address and mail or fax your statement to: Darlene B. Collins, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6033, Washington, DC 20006–8513. Fax: (202) 502–7861. Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.