US Department of Education: Title III Part A Programs – Strengthening Institutions

Purpose: To help eligible institutions become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. Funds support planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds, along with administrative management, and the development and improvement of academic programs. Other projects include joint use of instructional facilities, construction and maintenance, and student service programs designed to improve academic success, including innovative, customized, instruction courses designed to help retain students and move them rapidly into core courses and through program completion, including remedial education and English language instruction.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher learning that have at least 50 percent of their degree students receiving need-based assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, or a substantial number of students receiving Pell Grants, and have low educational and general expenditures.
Funding: The average grant is awarded for a period of five years. The average annual amount is:
• $400,000 for individual development grants; and
• $600,000 for cooperative arrangement development grants.
Due Date: Deadline: April 17, 2017.
For additional information, please see the complete RFP:
Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal or to serve as an external evaluator. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at or 585-703-5400 or visit
BRI is a NYS Certified woman-owned business enterprise, which provides four key services: grant writing, project evaluation, professional learning, and project management. We have completed over 30 consulting projects to date for clients in higher education and K-12, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, mostly based in New York State. BRI is experienced with providing formative and summative program evaluation reports to the client for internal use, as well as supporting their required external reporting, including the U.S. Department of Education. BRI clients benefit from ongoing guidance and consultation in measurement of progress toward project goals and recommendations based on data findings. Our staff is highly talented in developing logic models and evaluation plans, creating and administering a range of data collection instruments, analyzing data, and preparing reports for multiple audiences.

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