June 08, 2021

Description of grant:

The Strengthening Institutions Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the institution’s academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.

Grant link to read more:

Federal Register :: Applications for New Awards; Strengthening Institutions Program


Who is Eligible?

  • 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;
  • 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; and
  • 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 educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR 607.4.

Deadline for Submission: July 13, 2021 11:59 PM

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