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  Frequently Asked Questions About the Grant
 
 

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What is a Title III HSI STEM Grant?

This program helps eligible IHEs enhance and expand
their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students
by providing funds to improve and strengthen the
academic quality, institutional stability, management, and
fiscal capabilities of eligible institutions.

 

It is funded by the US Department of Education's Higher Education Programs Division, Institutional Service Office under the HSI STEM and Articulation Program. 

Legistlation:

Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the Higher Education Act, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1067g (b) (2) (B) )

Regulations:

There are no program-specific regulations.  However, some sections of 34 CFR Part 606 apply to this program.

 

Who is Eligible for Title III HSI STEM Grants?

 

The HSI STEM and Articulation Program is NOT a scholarship or fellowship program for individuals or for research. The program is designed to support institutions of higher education that are HSIs.

What is the Definition of an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)?

A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is defined as an institution of higher education that— (A) is an eligible institution; and (B) has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.

The Title III Program does not pre-certify institutions as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Institutions that meet these eligibility requirements and want to apply to the Title III Program, simply must submit an assurance with their Title III application with the necessary student enrollment data.

 

How can Title III HSI STEM Grants be used?

HSI STEM and Articulation Program funds are restricted to development activities and integrating best practices, 

  • Development – not operations
  • Proven Solutions – not innovations

 

The HSI STEM and Articulation Program is NOT a scholarship or fellowship program for individuals or for research. The program is designed to support institutions of higher education that are HSIs.

Funds may be used for such purposes as:
• Faculty development;
• Funds and administrative management;
• Development and improvement of academic programs;
• Endowment funds;
• Curriculum development;
• Scientific or laboratory equipment for teaching;
• Renovation of instructional facilities;
• Joint use of facilities;
• Academic tutoring;
• Counseling programs; and
• Student support services.
All projects must propose to increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining
degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between two-year HSIs and fouryear institutions in such fields.
 

 

How can I learn more about HCC Dale Mabry's Title III HSI STEM Grant project?

For information concerning HCC Dale Mabry's Title III, HSI STEM Grant Project, please download the
Project Abstract or contact the HSI STEM Grant Project Staff .

Watch the Tampa Univision story "Colegio Comunitario de Tampa recibe subsidio federal" that ran on October 6, 2011.