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Strengthening Minority-Serving Institutions - #84.382

Section 371: Applicants under the PBI program (Section 371) may use funds to carry out programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM); health education; internationalization or globalization; teacher preparation; or improving educational outcomes of African American males. Applicants under the AANAPISI (Section 371) and NASNTI (Section 371) programs may use funds to assist such institutions with planning, developing, undertaking and carrying out activities to improve and expand the institution's capacity to serve Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders and Native Americans. More specifically, AANAPISI grantees may use funds to carry out activities described in section 311(c). Applicants under the AANAPISI program may use funds to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students and low-income individuals. More specifically, grantees may use their funds for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes; renovation and improvement in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other instructional facilities; support of faculty exchanges, faculty development, and faculty fellowships to assist in attaining advanced degrees in the field of instruction of the faculty; curriculum development and academic instruction; purchase of library books, periodicals, and other educational materials; funds and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management; joint use of facilities, such as laboratories and libraries; academic tutoring and counseling programs and student support services. Uses of funds are restricted to the allowable activities described in Section 311(c)of the HEA. NASNTI grantees may use funds for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific laboratory equipment for educational purposes, including instructional and research purposes; renovation and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory, and other instructional facilities; support of faculty exchanges, faculty development, and faculty fellowships to assist faculty in attaining advanced degrees in the faculty's field of instruction; curriculum development and academic instruction; the purchase of library books, periodicals, microfilm, and other educational materials, funds and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management; the joint use of facilities such as laboratories and libraries; and academic tutoring and counseling programs and student support services. Uses of funds under each program are restricted to the allowable activities described in Section 371 of the HEA.




Institutions of Higher Education must submit an application responding to the established selection criteria. Applicants must describe in detail, the need for the project and how the proposed activities will address the goals and objectives of the program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Selection criteria can be found in EDGAR 34 CFR Part 75.210.

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