What is Title III?
Title III is a federal program that supports the development and academic progress of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Grant awards range from $500,000 to $3 million depending on student population and graduate school attendance. Title III funds are used to purchase computers and software supplies, instructional supplies, faculty and staff development and contractual services.
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 post secondary 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; and
Services necessary for the implementation of projects or activities that are described in the grant application and that are approved, in advance.
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