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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Applications for Eligibility Designation; Programs Under Parts A and F of Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended (HEA), and Programs Under Title V of the HEA

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
ACTION: Overview Information:Programs authorized under Part A, Title III of the HEA: Strengthening Institutions Program (Part A SIP), Predominantly Black Institutions (Part A PBI), Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (Part A NASNTI), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Part A AANAPISI).

Programs authorized under Part F, Title III of the HEA: Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation (Part F, Title III HSI STEM and Articulation), Predominantly Black Institutions (Part F PBI), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Part F AANAPISI).

Programs authorized under both Parts A and F in Title III of the HEA: American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU) (note that in Part F, the program is referred to as "Tribal Colleges or Universities"); Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH).

Programs authorized under Title V of the HEA: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (Title V HSI) and Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA).

Notice inviting applications for designation as an eligible institution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.

DATES: Application Available:November 14, 2012.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:January 30, 2013, for an institution that wishes to be designated as eligible to apply for a FY 2013 new grant under the Title III or Title V programs. March 4, 2013, for an institution that wishes to apply only for cost-sharing waivers under the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the Federal Work Study (FWS), the Student Support Services (SSS), or the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) programs.

Full Text of AnnouncementI. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Programs:The Part A SIP, TCCU, ANNH, Part A PBI, Part A NASNTI, and Part A AANAPISI programs are authorized under Title III, Part A, of the HEA. Part F, Title III HSI STEM and Articulation, Part F PBI, and Part F AANAPISI programs are authorized under Title III, Part F of the HEA. The Title V HSI and PPOHA programs are authorized under Title V of the HEA. Please note that certain programs in this notice have the same or a similar name as another program that falls under a different statutory authority. For this reason, we specify the statutory authority as part of the acronym for certain programs.

Under the programs for which we are inviting applications for an eligibility designation, institutions of higher education ("IHEs" or "institutions") are eligible to apply for grants if they meet specific statutory and regulatory eligibility requirements. An IHE that is designated as an eligible institution may receive a waiver of certain non-Federal cost-share requirements under the FSEOG program in Part A, Title IV of the HEA; the FWS program in section 443 of Part C, Title IV of the HEA; the SSS program in section 402D of Part A, Title IV of the HEA; and the UISFL program in section 604 of Part A, Title VI of the HEA. Qualified institutions may receive these waivers even if they are not recipients of grant funds under the Title III or Title V Programs.

Dated: November 7, 2012. David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.