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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the PBI Program is to strengthen Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to carry out programs in the following areas:
science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM); health education; internationalization or globalization; teacher preparation; or improving educational outcomes of African American males.
Assistance Listing Number (ALN):
8 4. 382A.
Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant Program Assistance Listing Number 84.382A; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: To qualify as an eligible institution under the PBI-C Program, an institution of higher education (IHE) must--(a) Have an enrollment of needy students, as defined by section 371(c)(3) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.
The term enrollment of needy students means the enrollment at the eligible IHE with respect to which not less than 50 percent of the undergraduate students enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree—(i) In the second fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made, were Federal Pell Grant recipients for such year;(ii) Come from families that receive benefits under a means-tested Federal benefit program (as defined in section 371(c)(5) of the HEA, 20 U.S.C.
1067q(c)(5));(iii) Attended a public or nonprofit private secondary school that--(A) Is in the school district of an LEA that was eligible for assistance under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C.
6311 et seq.), for any year during which the student attended such secondary school; and(B) For the purpose of this paragraph and for that year, was determined by the Secretary (pursuant to regulations and after consultation with the State educational agency of the State in which the school is located) to be a school in which the enrollment of children counted under a measure of poverty described in section 1113(a)(5) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C.
6313(a)(5)) exceeds 30 percent of the total enrollment of such school; or(iv) Are first-generation college students, as that term is defined in section 402A(h) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.
1070a-11(h)), and a majority of such first-generation college students are low-income individuals, as that term is defined in section 402A(h) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.
1070a-11(h));(b) Have an average educational and general expenditure that is low, per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, in comparison with the average educational and general expenditure per FTE undergraduate student of IHEs that offer similar instruction.
The Secretary may waive this requirement, in accordance with section 392(b) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.1068a(b)), in the same manner as the Secretary applies the waiver requirements to grant applicants under section 312(b)(1)(B) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.
1058(b)(1)(B));(c) Have an enrollment of undergraduate students--(i) That is at least 40 percent Black American students;(ii) That is at least 1,000 undergraduate students;(iii) Of which not less than 50 percent of the undergraduate students enrolled at the institution are low-income individuals, as that term is defined in section 402A(h) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.
1070a-11(h)), or first-generation college students, as that term is defined in section 402A(h) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.
1070a-11(h)); and (iv) Of which not less than 50 percent of the undergraduate students are enrolled in an educational program leading to a bachelor’s or associate’s degree that the institution is licensed to award by the State in which the institution is located;(d) Be legally authorized to provide, and provide, within the State an educational program for which the IHE awards a bachelor’s degree or, in the case of a junior or community college, an associate’s degree;(e) Be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered, or be, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation; and(f) Not be receiving assistance under part B of title III or part A of title V of the HEA or an annual authorization of appropriations under the Act of March 2, 1867 (20 U.S.C.
123).Full Opportunity Web Address:https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-05-14/pdf/2021-10235.pdfContact: Agency Email Description:
Program Manager Agency Email: Date Posted:
2021-05-14Application Due Date: Archive Date: