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June 17, 2010
Member Advisory
Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
Summary: The PPOHA program was authorized by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. FY2009 was the first year the program was funded at $11.5 million and 22 institutions received awards. For FY2010 the funding is $22 million and it is expected that 18-20 institutions will receive new awards. For more information on the program, please use the following link:
The Office of Postsecondary Education in the Department of Education is seeking public comment on two proposed major changes for the PPOHA program:
1.      The Department of Education is proposing to limit the number of applications an eligible institution can submit to one per fiscal year in order to allow more HSIs an opportunity for assistance under the PPOHA Program.
2.      The Department of Education is also proposing a limitation on the use of PPOHA Program funds for direct student assistance to no more than 20 percent in order for institutions to use the grant funds to best meet the broad purposes of the statute.
Deadline: Comment must be received before July 6, 2010.

Contact Info:
Address all comments about the proposed changes to:
Dr. Maria E. Carrington
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, NW, Room 6036
Washington, DC 20006–8513
(202) 502–7548
Please include the term ‘‘PPOHA Program Notice of Proposed Requirements’’ in the subject line of your electronic message.

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OUP would like to inform all those who are interested in applying for funding in FY10 that HUD and have published the FY10 Notice Of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section for its discretionary programs. This notice provides prospective applicants for HUD’s competitive funding with the opportunity to become familiar with the General Section in advance of publication of any FY10 NOFAs.
As indicated in Appendix A, all anticipated OUP NOFAs will be released between June-July 2010, including:
•         Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC).
•         Doctoral Dissertations Research Grant (DDRG).
•         Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC).
•         Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
•         Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).
Please note that the information regarding NOFA programs and schedules is subject to the availability of appropriations. As HUD receives appropriations, HUD may elect to amend the anticipated dates, estimated funds available, and/or program requirements that may appear in the published NOFAs. Any amendment to HUD-published NOFAs will be made available to the public through a Federal Register publication and published on
OUP encourages all who are considering applying to become familiar with the requirements of this General Section, particularly with registration requirements and submission instructions. Submission instructions must be adhered to in order to have a successful submission. Applicants are also advised to provide copies of the General Section to all persons who will be working on the application.
To download the General NOFA, please visit and click on the link under our “What’s New” section on the index page.