Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.
For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.
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Purpose of Program:
The Strengthening Institutions Program (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.
The Department of Education (Department) is conducting two separate competitions for SIP grants in 201 7. This competition (CFDA number 8 4. 031A) does not include any priorities.
The Department is conducting a separate competition under the 8 4. 031F CFDA number.
In that competition applicants must address an absolute priority and may address a competitive priority.
The 8 4. 031F competition will be announced in a separate Federal Register notice.
Applicants may apply for grants in both the 8 4. 031A and 8 4. 031F competitions, but can only receive one grant.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 031A.
Applications for grants under the SIP (CFDA number 8 4. 031A) must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.
You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
You may access the electronic grant application for this competition at www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number.
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 031, not 8 4. 031A).