Capacity Building for Traditionally Underserved Populations

To enhance the capacity and increase the participation of historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions of higher education, and other institutions of higher education where minority enrollment is at least 50 percent, in competitions for grants, contracts, and cooperative
agreements under the Rehabilitation Act, as amended.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Northwest Indian College Foundation $ 2,479,817   2015-10-012021-09-30
North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University $ 800,000   2010-10-012015-09-30
University Of The District Of Columbia $ 800,000   2010-10-012015-09-30
Winston-salem State University $ 799,024   2010-10-012015-09-30
University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The $ 510,550   2010-10-012013-12-30
Southern University And A & M College $ 525,804   2010-10-012013-12-30
San Diego State University Foundation $ 539,606   2010-10-012013-09-30
Northern Arizona University $ 535,669   2010-10-012013-09-30
Rocky Mountain Technical Assistance And Consulting Center, Inc. $ 541,820   2010-10-012013-09-30
Albany State University-$ 4,348   2010-10-012012-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are limited to: awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to carry out activities under the programs authorized under titles II, III, VI, and VII of the Rehabilitation Act; awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to conduct research, training, technical assistance, or related activities, to improve services provided under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals from minority backgrounds; and awards to eligible entities to provide outreach and technical assistance to minority entities and Indian tribes to promote their participation in activities funded under the Rehabilitation Act.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States and public and nonprofit agencies and organizations may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Historically Black colleges and universities; (2) Hispanics serving institutions of higher education; (3) Indian tribal colleges and universities (4) other institutions of higher education whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 percent; and (5) Indian Tribes.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process that the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact the program office for application procedures.

Award Procedures

All new applications are reviewed by a panel of at least three individuals. Each panel will generally include two or more nonfederal consultants with experience and training in the proposed area of expertise. Each panel will include a person with a disability and an individual from a minority background.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Section 21.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 120 to 150 days following the application deadline.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are available only through the new application process. Projects with an approved multi-year project period may be continued based on the availability of appropriated funds and an annual review of accomplishments to determine satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects generally may be supported for 1 to 5 years, with budget periods of 12-months. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by the grant award's terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. As required by the CFR, the awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under its award, as stated in grant or contract terms and conditions.


As required by EDGAR.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $968,490; FY 17 est $960,490; and FY 18 est $685,010

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Education Department General Administrative Regulations. For more information contact the program office.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Ellen Chesley, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202-2649 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7300.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria contained in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations are used to evaluate this program.

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