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MEMBER ADVISORY

January 3, 2020

Pre-Application Workshops for FY 2020 Developing HSIs (Title V, Part A) Program Competition

The U.S. Department of Education will host two webinars and a live pre-application technical assistance workshop for developing and submitting a Title V, Part A application for the FY 2020 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Grant Competition.

Pre-Application Workshops

  • Webinar - January 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Webinar - January 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Live Workshop - January 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST at the Dept. of Education, Room 1W105/108, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202

Email Njeri.Clark@ed.gov to register for the workshops. Full details will be provided to participants before the workshops.

Last month the Dept. of Education issued a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the DHSI Program. The deadline for transmittal of applications is February 10, 2020.

This notice contains two competitive preference priorities:

  1. Fostering flexible and affordable paths to obtaining knowledge and skills (up to 5 additional points)
    1. Projects that are designed to address at least one of the following areas:
      1. Improving collaboration between education providers and employers to ensure student learning objectives are aligned with the skills or knowledge required for employment in in-demand industry sectors or occupations (as defined in section 3(23) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014).
      2. Providing work-based learning experiences (such as internships, apprenticeships, and fellowships) that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations (as defined in section 3(23) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014).
      3. Creating or expanding opportunities for students to obtain recognized postsecondary credentials in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or computer science.
  2. Fostering knowledge and promoting the development of skills that prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, and productive individuals and citizens (up to 5 additional points)
    1. Projects that are designed to support instruction in personal financial literacy, knowledge of markets and economics, knowledge of higher education financing and repayment (e.g., college savings and student loans), or other skills aimed at building personal financial understanding and responsibility.

The DHSI Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students. DHSI Program grants enable HSIs to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, faculty quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic students and low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/27/2019-27984/applications-for-new-awards-developing-hispanic-serving-institutions-program