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Title III

Title III

Part B - Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Background and Purpose

As part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title III, Part B is a U. S. Department of Education program. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to establish or strengthen the physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowments of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, provides an additional $85 million annually until fiscal year 2019 for the Title III, Part B, HBCU program. These mandatory funds are to be added to any amount appropriated in a regular or supplemental grant award under the Title III Part, B Strengthening HBCU Program.

  • Funds may be used for the following:

    1. Purchase, rental or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes—including instructional and research purposes;
    2. Construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory equipment and other instructional facilities;
    3. Faculty development and exchanges;
    4. Academic instruction in disciplines where blacks are under-represented;
    5. Purchase of educational material;
    6. Tutoring, counseling, and student service programs;
    7. Funds and administrative management and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening management;
    8. Joint use of facilities. Support is also provided to 16 graduate HBCUs that are making a substantial contribution to the legal, medical, dental, veterinary, or other graduate education opportunities of African-Americans;
    9. Establishing or improving a development office;
    10. Establishing or enhancing a program of teacher education; and
    11. Establishing community outreach programs that will encourage elementary and secondary students to develop the academic skills and the interest to pursue postsecondary education.
    12. Other activities that it proposes in its application that contribute to carrying out the purpose of this part and are approved by the Secretary as part of the review and acceptance of the application.
  • The FVSU Title III Program, for the 2014-2015 grant year, consists of eight project activities for Title III, Part B and four project activities for Title III- SAFRA that systematically address university critical need areas, as identified via the FVSU strategic initiatives 2012-2017. Activity project directors, activity titles and awards are listed below:

    2014-2015 Awards

    Carter, Melody - Project Administration - $324,158

    Miller, Gary - Revitalizing the Technology Infrastructure for Customer Service - $670,719

    Bailey, Jessica - Transforming Faculty Instruction and Staff Administrative Management with Technology - $115,782

    Carter, Melody - Restructuring Administrative Management in an Office of Development and Office of Sponsored Programs - $657,058

    Neal, Jocelyn - Establishing a Center for Retention Services – $531,933

    Hill, Edward - Improving Student Outcomes in Teacher Education and STEM - $118,530

    Sianjina, Rayton - Enhancing College Access through Outreach and Technology - $419,783

    Truss, B. Donta - Strengthening an Office of Institutional Research Planning and Effectiveness - $219,973

    Crew, Dwayne - Enhancing Instructional Classroom Facilities - $760,738

    Joshee, Nirmal - Establishing Innovative Graduate Research in Biotechnology - $75,348

    Arora, Sanjeev - Establishing an Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Research Laboratory - $99,299

    Carter, Melody - Project Administration – SAFRA - $103,366

    Total Awards: $4,096,687

    As a means to assist directors in the implementation of their respective project activities, the Title III Policies & Procedural Manual provides comprehensive management information.

  • Internal Procedures for Securing Approval

    Feel free to call the Title III Office to ascertain allow-ability of an expenditure request that you are considering. However, please note that a favorable allow-ability quote does not imply approval! Requests must be submitted to your direct supervisor and routed through the signature process for approval at the Vice President level. The approved documents are then forwarded to the Title III Office.

    For more information on Title III projects contact:

    Dr. Melody Carter
    Vice President for External Affairs
    Fort Valley State University
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    (478) 825-6397 Phone
    (478) 825-6461 Fax

    Danyell Barnes
    Title III Coordinator
    Fort Valley State University
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    (478) 825-6397 Phone
    (478) 825-6461 Fax

    Ms. Venie Crawford
    Clerical Assistant
    Fort Valley State University
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    (478) 825-6397 Phone
    (478) 825-6461 Fax

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