Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program CFDA Number 84.217A

Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

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

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Purpose of Program:
The Ronald E.

McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs, which provide postsecondary educational support for qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The McNair Program is a discretionary grant program that awards grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 217A.Applications for grants under the McNair Program, CFDA number 8 4. 217A, 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 McNair 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. 217, not 8 4. 217A).
Related Programs

TRIO_McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $30,588,259

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program CFDA Number 84.217A; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2012

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and combinations of those institutions.

An applicant may submit more than one application for a McNair grant as long as each application describes a project that serves a different campus or a designated different population (34 CFR 647.10(a)).

The McNair Program regulations define ``different campus'' as ``a site of an institution of higher education that--(1) Is geographically apart from the main campus of the institution; (2) Is permanent in nature; and (3) Offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential.'' 34 CFR 647.7(b).

The Secretary is not designating any additional populations for which an applicant may submit a separate application under this competition (34 CFR 647.10(b)).

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