Purpose of Program: The SIP 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.
Applications Available: July 6, 2010.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 5, 2010.
Eligible Applicants: This program is authorized by Title III, Part A, of the HEA. To qualify as an eligible institution under any Title III, Part A program, an institution must, among other requirements: (1) Be 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; (2) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be a junior college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor’s degree; (3) Be designated as an “eligible institution” by demonstrating that it: (A) Has an enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR 607.3; and B) has low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR 607.4.
Estimated Available Funds: $17,830,000.
5-year Development Grants
Maximum award amount: $400,000.
Estimated number of awards: 47.
Estimated average award amount: $365,000.
5-year Cooperative Arrangement Development Grants
Maximum award amount: $500,000.
Estimated number of awards: 1.
Estimated average award amount: $400,000.
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