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Member Advisory -- May 30, 2014

Funding Opportunities for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Postbaccalaureate Grants for Hispanic-Americans Program

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that they are accepting applications for new awards under the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program, also known as Title V, Part B.

The average size of the awards is $500,000 and the estimated range of awards is $385,000-$575,000. The estimated number of awards is 21.

The deadline to submit applications is June 27, 2014. Only institutions that have already been designated as eligible HSIs (process closed May 14, 2014) and that offer graduate programs will be able to apply for this grant. For details about the postbaccalaureate grants, please see the Federal Register here.

International and Foreign Language Education Grants

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education is announcing a number of grant competitions for Minority Serving Institutions or community colleges. The grants are designed to integrate international and foreign language education into programs at institutions of higher education. The Department of Education will be holding a webinar to provide more information about these opportunities.

The webinar will take place June 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST. Call-in information will be provided upon RSVP. RSVP to Gaolunha.Vang@ed.gov with “RSVP for IFLE” in the subject line by close of business on Tuesday, June 2 and include your name, title and the name of your institution in the body of the email, and they follow up with the call-in information. The number of phone lines may be limited, so RSVPs will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More information about these grant programs can be found by visiting the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education website here.