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Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program

Grants to USA Eligible IHEs to Expand
Educational Opportunities for Minority Students

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Deadline Date:

02/10/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA eligible institutions of higher education for activities and programs to improve the academic success of minority students. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to enable IHEs to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, faculty quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic students and low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees.

HSIs interested in applying to this grant program can use the development of their comprehensive plan to examine the alignment of their mission and current strategic plan with the needs of the target population and surrounding community to develop, enhance, and implement leadership, practice, and policies that best promote student success. Moreover, HSIs can use their plans as road maps to help all students, especially those with the highest needs, find exciting pathways to employment and career advancement.

To this end, this competition includes two competitive preference priorities that are designed to promote student success.

  • Competitive Preference Priority 1 -Fostering Flexible and Affordable Paths to Obtaining Knowledge and Skills (up to 5 additional points).
  • Competitive Preference Priority 2 Fostering Knowledge and Promoting the Development of Skills That Prepare Students To Be Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Individuals and Citizens (up to 5 additional points)

For details on each of the above priorities, see pages 13-14 in the Grant Application document in Attached Files below. 

For details on authorized activities, see pages 46-47 in the Grant Application document in Attached Files below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186002

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$52,800,000

Number of Grants:

96

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000-$600,000

Term of Contract:

Project Period: Up to 60 months

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: (a) Institutions of higher education (IHEs) that qualify as eligible HSIs are eligible to apply for new Individual Development Grants under the DHSI Program. To be an eligible HSI, an IHE must--

(i) Have an enrollment of needy students, as defined in section 502(b) of the HEA (section 502(a)(2)(A)(i) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(i));

(ii) Have, except as provided in section 522(b) of the HEA, average education and general expenditures that are low, per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, in comparison with the average education and general expenditures per FTE undergraduate student of institutions that offer similar instruction (section 502(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(ii));

(iii) Be accredited 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, or making reasonable progress toward accreditation, according to such an agency or association (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iv) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iv));

(iv) Be legally authorized to provide, and provide within the State, an education program for which the institution awards a bachelor's degree (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the HEA), or be a junior or community college (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iii));

(v) Have an enrollment of undergraduate FTE students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application (section 502(a)(5)(B) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(5)(B)); and

(vi) Provide, as an attachment to the application, the documentation the IHE relied upon in determining that at least 25 percent of the IHE's undergraduate FTE students are Hispanic. The 25 percent requirement applies only to undergraduate Hispanic students and is calculated based upon FTE students as defined in section 502(a)(4) of the HEA. Instructions for formatting and submitting the verification documentation to Grants.gov are in the application package for this competition.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Workshops will be conducted by the program office. Please contact Njeri Clark for
information.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates:

- Applications Available: December 27, 2019.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 10, 2020.
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 10, 2020.

Notice of Intent To Apply: The Department will be able to review grant applications more efficiently if the approximate number of applicants that intend to apply is known. Therefore, each potential applicant is strongly encouraged to notify the Department of their intent to submit an application. To do so, please email the program contact person with the subject line ``Intent to Apply,'' and include the applicant's name and a contact person's name and email address.

Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding; applicants that do submit a notice of intent to apply are not bound to apply or bound by the information provided.

Submit applications for grants under the program electronically using Grants.gov. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date- and time-stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the application deadline date. For access to further instructions on how to apply using Grants.gov, refer to: www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/ apply-for-grants.html

Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification Number, and System for Award Management: Applicants who are unable to submit an application via Grants.gov by the application deadline, because their System for Award Management (SAM) registration is not active, will not be considered for funding.

You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet at the following website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/ webform.

The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM.gov database.

Grant announcement on the Federal Register: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-27/html/2019-27984.htm

More information on the program: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/index.html

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323281

To view a list of application documents, see the Package tab (click on Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Njeri Clark, U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 260-14
Washington, DC 20202-4260
Telephone: (202) 453-6224
Email: Njeri.Clark@ed.gov

For (TDD) or (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

CFDA Number:

84.031

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-122719-001

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