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This program provides financial assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to establish or strengthen their physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowment-building capacity.

ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE: Student services; educational equipment acquisition; facility renovation and construction; faculty and staff development;   The establishment of a program of teacher education designed to qualify students to teach in public schools; the establishment of community outreach programs that will encourage elementary and secondary school students to develop the academic skills and the interest to pursue postsecondary education;   The acquisition of real property in connection with the construction, renovation, or addition to or improvement of campus facilities; education or financial information designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students;   Families, especially with regard to student indebtedness and student assistance programs under Title IV; and   Services necessary for the implementation of projects or activities that are described in the grant application and that are approved, in advance, by the Department, except that not more than two percent of the grant amount may be used for this purpose. 
 TITLE III FUNDS MAY BE USED:

  • To purchase rental or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment, educational purposes, including instructional or research purposes. 
  •  For construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratories, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications and technology equipment or services. 
  •  To support faculty exchanges, faculty development, and faculty fellowships to assist in attaining advanced degrees in the fields of instruction. 
  •  For academic instruction in disciplines in which Black Americans are underrepresented.  
  •  To purchase of library books, periodicals, and other educational materials, including telecommunications program materials. 
  •  For tutoring, counseling, and student services programs designed to improve academic success. 
  •  To support funds management and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management. 
  •  For joint use of facilities, such as laboratories and libraries. 
  •  To establish or improve a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector. 
  •  To establish or enhance a program of teacher education designed to qualify students to teach in a public elementary or secondary school in the state that shall include, as part of such program, preparation for teacher certification. 
  •  To establish community outreach programs that will encourage elementary and secondary students to develop the academic skills and the interest to pursue postsecondary education. 
  •  To establish or improving an endowment fund. 
  •  To acquire real property in connection with the construction, renovation, or addition to or improvement of campus facilities. 
  •  To provide education or financial information designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students or the students’ families, especially with regard to student indebtedness and student assistance programs. 
  •  For services necessary for the implementation of projects or activities that are described in the grant application and that are approved, in advance, by the Secretary, except that not more than two percent of the grant money may be used for this purpose. 
  •  For other activities proposed in the application that contribute to carrying out the purposes of the HBCU program and are approved by the Secretary.