Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Student Support Services Program CFDA Number 84.042A

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

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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.Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the SSS Program is to increase the number of disadvantaged, low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level.

The support services that are provided should increase the retention and graduation rates for these categories of students and facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges and universities.

The support services should also foster an institutional climate that supports the success of students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are historically underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system, and other disconnected students.

Student support services should also improve the financial and economic literacy of students.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 042A.Applications for grants under the SSS Program, CFDA Number 8 4. 042A, 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 Student Support Services 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. 042, not 8 4. 042A).

On December 18, 2014, we published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 75722) inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the SSS Program.

The U. S. Department of Education (Department) is providing corrections to the point allocation information for Competitive Preference Priority (CPP) 1(a)--Influencing the Development of Non-Cognitive Factors; CPP 1(b)--Strategies to Influence the Development of Non-Cognitive Factors Supported by Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness; and CPP 2(a)--Providing Individualized Counseling for Personal, Career, and Academic Matters.

In addition, the Department is providing updated links to two studies associated with the CPPs.

Related Programs

TRIO_Student Support Services

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $23,966,448

Who's Eligible

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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Student Support Services Program CFDA Number 84.042A; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015

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

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