Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program CFDA Number 84.382B

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For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

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Purpose of Program:
The AANAPISI Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) that have an undergraduate enrollment of at least 10 percent Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander students to allow such institutions to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.

Examples of authorized activities for the AANAPISI Program are in section 311(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 382B.

Applications for grants under the AANAPISI Program, CFDA number 8 4. 382B, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at

Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.

You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

You may access the electronic grant application for the AANAPISI Program at

You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number.

Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 382, not 8 4. 382B).
Related Programs

Strengthening Minority-Serving Institutions

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $4,635,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program CFDA Number 84.382B; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: An IHE is eligible to receive funds under the AANAPISI Program if it qualifies as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.

At the time of application, IHEs applying for funds under the AANAPISI Program must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander, as defined as follows: Asian American means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent (including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam), as defined in OMB's Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity as published in the Federal Register on October 30, 1997 (62 FR 58789).

Native American Pacific Islander means any descendant of the aboriginal people of any island in the Pacific Ocean that is a territory or possession of the United States.

At the time of submission of their applications, applicants must certify their total undergraduate headcount enrollment and that 10 percent of the IHE's enrollment is Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander.

An assurance form, which is included in the application materials for this competition, must be signed by an official for the applicant and submitted.

To qualify as an eligible institution under the AANAPISI Program, an institution must also be-- (i) Accredited or pre-accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association that the Secretary has determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered; (ii) Legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be a community college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; and (iii) Designated as an ``eligible institution'' by demonstrating that it has: (A) An enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR 607.3; and (B) low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR 607.4.

Note: The notice announcing the FY 2016 process for designation of eligible institutions, and inviting applications for waiver of eligibility requirements, was published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2015 (80 FR 72422).

Only institutions that the Department determines are eligible, or are granted a waiver, may apply for a grant in this program.

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