Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Institutional Service: Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.031M

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March 14th, 2024
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May 13th, 2024
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The Department of Education is offering a grant opportunity titled "Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program" under the Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.031M. This grant aims to expand postbaccalaureate educational opportunities for Hispanic students and improve their academic attainment. It also aims to enhance the program quality and expand the postbaccalaureate academic offerings at institutions of higher education that educate the majority of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic and low-income students complete postsecondary degrees. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The funding instrument type is a grant, and the category of funding activity is education. The grant has a closing date of May 13, 2024, and the estimated total program funding is $11,257,000. The expected number of awards is 16. Eligible applicants for this grant are institutions of higher education (IHEs) that qualify as eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and offer a postbaccalaureate certificate or postbaccalaureate degree program. The grantee must meet certain criteria, including having an enrollment of needy students, low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and an enrollment of undergraduate FTE students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. The grantee must also be legally authorized to provide an educational program for which the institution awards a bachelor's degree. The grantee under the PPOHA Program may not receive a grant under any HEA, title III, part A or part B program during the period for which funds under this program are awarded. For more information and to apply for the grant, interested parties can visit the official application notice at the provided URL. The point of contact for this grant is Margarita L. Meléndez, Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Education.


Note: 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. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Revised Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2022. Purpose of Program: The purposes of the PPOHA Program are to: (1) expand postbaccalaureate educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students; and (2) expand the postbaccalaureate academic offerings, as well as enhance the program quality, at the institutions of higher education (IHEs) that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large numbers of Hispanic and low-income students complete postsecondary degrees. Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.031M.

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