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.

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