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Title III Strengthening Institutions Program

Federal Register, April 22, 2008, Page 21614-21618


Office of Postsecondary Education


Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008


Purpose of Program: The SIP, TCCU, and the ANNH programs authorized by Title III, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d, provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them become self sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability. Section 499A of the HEA, as added by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), Public Law 100-84, makes additional funds available in Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 to certain minority-serving institutions eligible for the SIP programs including an additional $30 million to the TCCU program and $15 million to the ANNH program. Awards under these programs are hereafter referred to as CCRAA-TCCU and CCRAA-ANNH.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d and Pub. L. 110-84.

Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 607.

Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes.

Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only.

II. Award Information

Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
Estimated Available Funds: $23,411,000 for the SIP program, $40,517,000 for the TCCU program (includes $30,000,000 in CCRAA funding), and $18,880,000 for the ANNH program (includes $15,000,000 in CCRAA funding) for FY 2008.


Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 22, 2008.

Further Information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darlene B. Collins, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-8513. Telephone: (202) 502-7576 or by e-mail: If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person in this section.