Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program
Title III, Part B, a program of the U. S. Department of Education, is funded by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). 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.
Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA)
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3221 ("The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009") on September 17, 2009. H.R. 3221 amends HEA, Title III, Part F to annually provide mandatory funding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU s) and other minority-serving institutions (MS Is) through FY2019.
Other Resources and Links
- US Department of Education Website www.ed.gov
- Edgar Link: www.ed.gov/print/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edgar.html
- Title III - Part B, Strengthening HBCU Programs: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3b/index.html
- Federal Register https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
- Grants Management Circulars http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_circulars
- NATTA - National Association of Title III Administrators www.hbcut3a.org/
- Office of Postsecondary Education http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/index.html
Program Administration/Title III Office
This Title III Director's Office is the executive arm of the College's Title III Strengthening Grant Program. The Project Director manages all aspects of the Title III program. The Director reports directly to the President of the college, thereby assuring a holistic focus of the College's Strategic Planning goals and ensuring compliance with the regulations and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. All Tittle III funds are used to help accelerate the College's progress toward effectively and efficiently achieving its goals as outlined in the five activities of the current grant.
The Title III office is responsible for ensuring that the overall Title III program follows the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, it is responsible for ensuring the integration of the directives of our president in relation to stipulated college policies and procedures and federal compliance mandates.
Program administration personnel are available to assist all Title III Activity Directors as they work to accomplish Activity goals.
Title III Administration
Arlinda K. Knight
Director, Title III
Danielle M. McCord
Program Assistant, Title III
Telephone: (334) 420-4240
Selena R. Hartley
Secretary, Title III
Alpha D. Washington
Web Developer, Title III
Telephone: (334) 420-4239
The current grant (2012-2017) has five project activities designed to meet the various strategic goals of the institution and carry out its mission of providing accessible educational opportunities for career preparation, advancement, and life-long learning; to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for people in Central Alabama.