Spelman College | Atlanta, Georgia

Our History

In Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Congress officially identified the principal characteristics of an HBCU as, among other things, (1) an institution whose principal mission was and is the education of black Americans, (2) an accredited institution whose principal mission was and is the education of African Americans, and (3) an institution of higher learning that was established before 1964.

FY 2011 (Estimated)
Discretionary funding:
Number of continuation awards: 96
Average continuation award: $2,468,657
Total continuation award funding: $236,991,068
Mandatory funding:
Number of new awards: 96
Average new award: $885,000
Total new award funding: $85,000,000
Total award funding: $321,991,068
Discretionary (Section 323): $236,991,068
Mandatory (Section 371): $85,000,000

FY 2010 (Estimated)
Discretionary funding:
Number of continuation awards: 96
Average continuation award: $2,777,000
Total continuation award funding: $266,586,000
Mandatory funding:
Number of new awards: 96
Average new award: $885,000
Total new award funding: $85,000,000
Total award funding: $351,586,000
Discretionary (Section 323): $266,586,000
Mandatory (Section 371): $85,000,000

FY 2009 (Estimated)
Number of New Awards: 0
Number of Continuation Awards:
96 HBCU’s / HBGI’s 19
Average Continuation Award:
$2,480,000 HBCU’s
$3,161,000 HBGI’s
Total Continuation Award Funding:
$238,095,000 HBCU’s
$58,500,000 HBGI’s

FY 2008 (Estimated)
Number of New Awards: 0
Number of Continuation Awards: 96 HBCU’s / HBGI”s 18
Average Continuation Award: $2,480,000 HBCU’s / $3,161,000 HBGI’s
Total Continuation Award Funding: $238,095,000 HBCU’s / $56,903,000 HBGI’s

College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA)
Number of New Awards: 96
Average New Award: $885,000
Total New Award Funding: $85,000,000

Total Award Funding: $323,095,000
Discretionary: $238,095,000; Mandatory: $85,000,000

FY 2007
Number of New Awards: 97 HBCU’s / 5 HBGI’s
Average New Award: $2,455,000 HBCU’s / $5,270,000 HBGI’s
Total New Award Funding: $238,095,000 / $26,350,000 HBGI’s
Number of Continuation Awards: 0 HBCU’s / 13 HBGI’s
Average Continuation Award: $2,428,000 HBGI’s
Total Continuation Award Funding: $31,565,000 HBGI’s

Total Award Funding: $57,915,000 HBGI’s
Total Number of Awards: 18 HBGI’s

Funding Status – Appropriations
FY 2006: $238,095,000 / FY 2005: $238,576,000 / FY 2004: $275,863,744 / FY 2003: $214,015,000 / FY 2002: $206,000,000 / FY 2001: $185,000,000
FY 2005 Estimated Average Award: $2,459,546 (source: www.ed.gov/ )

Note: Funds are appropriated separately for Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions.

In FY 2006, HBCUs received $238,095,000 and HBGIs received $57,915,000.

Note: This is a noncompetitive discretionary grant program — grants are distributed by formula to eligible institutions. The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice

Title III, Part B of the Higher Education Act also includes the Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program

Mission
Title III program legislation promotes a certain degree of competition for additional funding among the eligible Title III Schools; and

Whereas, competition places limits on open dialogue among the Schools, which hinders forward movement into the mainstream of American Higher Education.

Mission
To encourage and facilitate an open dialogue among Title III eligible Schools as they work together to quantify the legislative intent of Title III program legislation thereby strengthening the resource development capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in order to move them into the mainstream of American Higher Education.

Virgina Coaltion of Title III Administrators HBCU Video (.wmv – Total Time – 5:28 mins)

HBCU Video highlighting Title III successes at Virginia’s HBCUs

Video of Larry Oxendine, Interim Director of IDUES, on October 13, 2004 (.mov)

Executive Committee of the National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators met with Mr. Larry Oxendine, Interim Director of IDUES, on October 13, 2004. Members of the committee expressed their concerns about issues affecting our institutions.

Goals
1) To organize and develop the administrative management structure of the organization.
1.1 Develop by-laws
1.2 Incorporate
1.3 Obtain non-profit status
1.4 Develop long term goals and objectives

2) To provide ready access to resource development materials.
2.1 HBCU Administrators web site
2.2 Annual Technical assistance workshops

3) To quantify a common set of performance indicators among the schools.
3.1 Develop a common set of performance indicators
3.2 Develop a mechanism for tracking quantifiable and qualifiable results among the schools

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