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Educational Opportunities for Minority Students

Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program

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U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

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06/06/22 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA eligible institutions of higher education for activities and programs to improve the academic success of minority students. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to enable IHEs to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, faculty quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic students and low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees. Hispanic‑Serving Institutions (HSIs) are eligible to apply.

Through leadership, practice, and data that support evidence-based decision-making, HSIs can foster a strong sense of belonging and implement robust academic programs that focus on student learning through high impact practices. Examples of such programs include undergraduate research experiences, as well as other support services that provide advising and mentoring to students and that promote retention and degree completion. HSIs can provide the necessary social and emotional supports needed to promote student success.

To this end, this competition includes two competitive preference priorities that are designed to support students holistically and promote continual success.

  • Competitive Preference Priority 1: Meeting Student Social, Emotional, and Academic Needs
  • Competitive Preference Priority 2: Increasing Postsecondary Education Access, Affordability, Completion, and Post-Enrollment Success

For details on each of the above priorities, see

For details on authorized activities, see pages 51-52 in the Grant Application document in Attached Files below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186002

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Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000-$600,000

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Project Period: Up to 60 months


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: (a) Institutions of higher education (IHEs) that qualify as eligible HSIs are eligible to apply for new Individual Development Grants under the DHSI Program. To be an eligible HSI, an IHE must--

(i) Have an enrollment of needy students, as defined in section 502(b) of the HEA (section 502(a)(2)(A)(i) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(i));

(ii) Have, except as provided in section 522(b) of the HEA, average education and general expenditures that are low, per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, in comparison with the average education and general expenditures per FTE undergraduate student of institutions that offer similar instruction (section 502(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(ii));

(iii) Be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association that the Secretary has determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered, or making reasonable progress toward accreditation, according to such an agency or association (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iv) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iv));

(iv) Be legally authorized to provide, and provide within the State, an education program for which the institution awards a bachelor's degree (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the HEA), or be a junior or community college (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iii));

(v) Have an enrollment of undergraduate FTE students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application (section 502(a)(5)(B) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(5)(B)); and

(vi) Provide, as an attachment to the application, the documentation the IHE relied upon in determining that at least 25 percent of the IHE's undergraduate FTE students are Hispanic. The 25 percent requirement applies only to undergraduate Hispanic students and is calculated based upon FTE students as defined in section 502(a)(4) of the HEA. Instructions for formatting and submitting the verification documentation to are in the application package for this competition.

NOTE: The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program is NOT a scholarship or fellowship program for individuals or for research. The program is designed to support institutions of higher education that are HSIs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

FY 2022 DHSI Pre-Application Virtual Workshops for Applicants

Join a virtual pre-application workshop where technical assistance will be provided to assist you with submitting a successful grant application. All workshops have the same agenda. They are offered at different times for your convenience. Topics include eligibility, allowable expenses, and more.

Webinar: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time
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+1 202-991-0393,,51223904# United States, Washington DC
Phone Conference ID: 512 239 04#

Webinar- Thursday, April 28, 2022, 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time
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+1 202-991-0393,,303125761# United States, Washington DC
Phone Conference ID: 303 125 761#

For more information or if you experience technical difficulties with the meeting links, contact Njeri Clark at the email address in Contact Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications Available: April 6, 2022
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 6, 2022
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 4, 2022

Notice of Intent To Apply: The Department will be able to review grant applications more efficiently if the approximate number of applicants that intend to apply is known. Therefore, each potential applicant is strongly encouraged to notify the Department of their intent to submit an application. To do so, please email the program contact person with the subject line "Intent to Apply,'' and include the applicant's name and a contact person's name and email address.

Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding; applicants that do submit a notice of intent to apply are not bound to apply or bound by the information provided.

For a successful submission, the date/time received should be earlier than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the deadline date. registration involves many steps including registration on SAM (, which usually takes approximately 7 to 10 business days, but can take longer depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data entered into the SAM database by an applicant. You may begin working on your application while completing the registration process, but you cannot submit an application until all of the Registration steps are complete. Please note that once your SAM registration is active, it will take 24-48 hours for the information to be available in, and before you can submit an application through For detailed information on the Registration Steps, please go to:

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To view a list of application documents, see the Package tab (click on Preview) on the page above.

To view more documents, including Pre-application Webinar Slides, see the Package tab and click on Related Documents on the page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For further information contact:
Njeri Clark
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 2B186
Washington, DC 20202-4260
Telephone: (202) 453-6224

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

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