Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM and Articulation Program Assistance Listing Number 84.031C

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Purpose of Program:
The HSI STEM and Articulation Program supports eligible HSIs (as defined in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C.

1101a)) in developing and carrying out activities described in section 503(b) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.

1101b (b)) to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between two-year HSIs and four-year institutions in such fields.

Assistance Listing Number 8 4. 031C.
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Higher Education_Institutional Aid

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education

Office: Department of Education

Estimated Funding: $94,100,000

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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HIS) STEM and Articulation Program Assistance Listing Number 84.031C; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: (a) IHEs that qualify as eligible HSIs are eligible to apply for new grants under the HSI STEM and Articulation Program.

To be an eligible HSI, an IHE must--(i) Have an enrollment of needy students, as defined in section 502(b) of the HEA (section 502(a)(2)(A)(i) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C.

1101a(a)(2)(A)(i));(ii) Have, except as provided in section 522(b) of the HEA, average education and general expenditures that are low, per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, in comparison with the average education and general expenditures per FTE undergraduate student of institutions that offer similar instruction (section 502(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C.

1101a(a)(2)(A)(ii)); Note: To demonstrate an enrollment of needy students and low average education and general expenditures per FTE undergraduate student, an IHE must be designated as an “eligible institution” in accordance with 34 CFR 606.3 through 606.5 and the notice inviting applications for designation as an eligible institution for the fiscal year for which the grant competition is being conducted.

Note: The notice announcing the FY 2021 process for designation of eligible institutions, and inviting applications for waiver of eligibility requirements, was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2021 (86 FR 12665).

A notice extending the deadline was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2021 (86 FR 19231).

Only institutions that the Department determines are eligible, or are granted a waiver, may apply for a grant in this program.(iii) Be 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, or making reasonable progress toward accreditation, according to such an agency or association (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iv) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C.

1101a(a)(2)(A)(iv));(iv) Be legally authorized to provide, and provides within the State, an education program for which the institution awards a bachelor’s degree (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C.

1101a(a)(2)(A)(iii)), or be a junior or community college (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C.

1101a(a)(2)(A)(iii));(v) Have an enrollment of undergraduate FTE students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application (section 502(a)(5)(B) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C.

1101a(a)(5)(B)); Note: For this program, the “end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application” refers to the end of the fiscal year prior to the application due date.

For purposes of this competition, the data that we will use to determine percent enrollment of undergraduate FTE of Hispanic students is from academic year 2019-2020.(b) An eligible HSI may only submit one grant application in the lead role.

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