Community Colleges: Federal Resources supporting Local Opportunities


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(Higher Education Act, Title III-A) $61.6 M

Funding is provided for community colleges and other postsecondary institutions with at least 50 percent of students receiving financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Awards may be used for improving and strengthening academic quality, management, and fiscal stability. This title also includes $17.5 million for strengthening Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities. Community colleges were 27 of the 29 tribal colleges receiving awards, and the other two offer both associates and higher degrees. In FY 2002, 209 two-year institutions received $61.6 million of the $127.2 million available. In new awards, two-year institutions submitted 100 of the 221 applications, and received 28 of the 38 awards. (http://www.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3a/index.html)


Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities

(Higher Education Act, Title III-B) $21.7 M

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) receive funding to help strengthen infrastructure and achieve greater financial stability. Funds support activities such as construction, community outreach and student services.  In FY 2002, 16 two-year public and private HBCU institutions received $21.7 million of the total $206 million available. (http://www.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3b/index.html)






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