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Member Advisory--February 7, 2005

 

Education Department Announces FY 2005 Title V Competition

 

The U.S. Department of Education last week announced the opening of the competition for the FY 2005 round of Title V grants for the “Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.” 

 

The deadline for submission of completed applications is March 21, 2005.

 

A total of $26,549,000 is estimated to be available for new awards, which are expected to average $496,000 per year for Individual Development Grants and $650,000 per year for Cooperative Arrangement Development Grant.  The project period is up to five years.

 

Purpose of Program: The Developing HSI Program assists HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students. The developing HSI Program also enables HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

 

More details and the official announcement in the Federal Register can be found at: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2005-1/020305d.html or http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/E5-412.pdf.

 

HACU encourages applications from all eligible HSIs who are not current grantees or past grantees still in the two year wait out period.  Current Individual Development Grantees are eligible to apply for Cooperative Arrangement Development Grants.  If your institution is not a current Title V recipient, don’t miss this best opportunity for federal support for HSIs.

 

 

HACU Member Advisories are a service of the

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.