Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.031X

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Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Revised Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 202 1. Purpose of Program:
The NASNTI Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals.

Institutions may use the grants to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native American and low-income students.

Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 8 4. 031X.
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Agency: Department of Education

Office: Department of Education

Estimated Funding: $3,200,000

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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.031X; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022

Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: This program is authorized by title III, part A, of the HEA.

At the time of submission of their applications, applicants must certify their total undergraduate headcount enrollment and that not less than 10 percent of the IHE’s enrollment is Native American.

An official for the applicant must execute and submit an assurance form, which is included in the application materials for this competition.

To qualify as an eligible institution under the NASNTI Program, an institution must-- (i) Be accredited or preaccredited 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) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be a junior or community college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; (iii) Be designated as an “eligible institution,” by demonstrating that it: (1) has an enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR 607.3; and (2) has low average education and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR 607.4.

Note: The notice announcing the FY 2022 process for designation of eligible institutions, and inviting applications for waiver of eligibility requirements, was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2021 (86 FR 71470).

The Department reopened the process for applications in a notice published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2022 (87 FR 6855).

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

An eligible IHE that submits applications for an Individual Development Grant and a Cooperative Arrangement Development Grant in this competition may be awarded both in the same fiscal year.

A grantee with an Individual Development Grant or a Cooperative Arrangement Development Grant may be a partner in one or more Cooperative Arrangement Development Grants.

The lead institution in a Cooperative Arrangement Development Grant must be an eligible institution.

Partners are not required to be eligible institutions.

Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, as authorized by title III of the HEA, may participate in more than one Cooperative Arrangement Development Grant as a partner.

Relationship between the Title III, Part A Programs and the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program A grantee under the DHSI program, which is authorized under title V of the HEA, may not receive a grant under any HEA, title III, part A program.

The title III, part A programs are: Strengthening Institutions Program; the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program; the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Program; the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program; and the NASNTI Program.

Furthermore, a current DHSI program grantee may not give up its HSI grant to receive a grant under any title III, part A program as described in 34 CFR 607.2(g)(1).

An eligible HSI that is not a current grantee under the DHSI program may apply for a FY 2022 grant under all title III, part A programs for which it is eligible, as well as receive consideration for a grant under the DHSI program.

However, a successful applicant may receive only one grant as described in 34 CFR 607.2(g)(1).

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