Bringing together Higher Education Program (HEP) grantees, their ED Representatives, and National Experts on ideas and issues that help ensure long-term project sustainability.

MARCH 26 - 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC

INSTITUTIONAL
SERVICE

STUDENT
SERVICE

FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Institutional Service (IS)

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Institutional Service (IS) administers programs authorized under Title III, Title V, and Title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.


The Aid for Institutional Development programs (commonly referred to as the Title III programs) support improvements in educational quality, management and financial stability at qualifying postsecondary institutions. Funding is focused on institutions that enroll large proportions of minority and financially disadvantaged students with low per-student expenditures. From its inception, one of the primary missions of the Title III programs has been to support the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Title III programs have been expanded to support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, as well as other minority-serving institutions. The Title III programs also include the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. Dr. Leonard Haynes III is the Senior Director for Institutional Service.


The Title V programs strengthen institutions serving Hispanic and other low-income students. The Title V programs, as well as the Title III programs, provide financial assistance to help institutions solve problems that threaten their ability to survive, to improve their management and fiscal operations, and to build endowments.


Title VII, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), supports the implementation of innovative educational reform ideas, evaluates how well they work, and shares findings with the larger education community.

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

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The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) performs planning, program development, and grant administration functions for the following programs: Comprehensive; Centers of Excellence for Veterans Success; Course Materials Rentals; Off-Campus Community Service; Training for Realtime Writers; Underground Railroad; and Congressionally-directed Grants.  FIPSE is also responsible for the development and implementation of the First in the World initiative.  Mr. Ralph Hines is Director of FIPSE.

The FIPSE staff defines and articulates program goals and objectives; identifies and implements policy changes needed to achieve goals and objectives; evaluates program effectiveness; develops and updates policy manuals, program regulations, and proposed legislative amendments; prepares program budget requests; and prepares an annual funding schedule and funding strategy, incorporating the Secretary's goals and objectives; develops funding criteria and funding priorities for publication in the Federal Register.

The FIPSE staff is responsible for managing the grant awards processes for new applicants and non-competing continuation grantees and for providing overall management and monitoring of ongoing projects, including technical assistance to funded grantees, data gathering and analysis, and grant close-out activities.

Student Service (SS)

#HEPSS

The Student Service performs planning, program development, and grant administration functions for the Federal TRIO programs; the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program; the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity program; Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP); the Graduate Fellowships Programs (Title VII, Part A, HEA); and the Erma Byrd Scholarship Program. Dr. Linda Byrd-Johnson is the Senior Director of the Student Service.

The service defines and articulates program goals and objectives; identifies and implements policy changes needed to achieve goals and objectives; evaluates program effectiveness; develops and updates policy manuals, program regulations, and proposed legislative amendments; prepares program budget requests; and prepares an annual funding schedule and funding strategy, incorporating the Secretary's goals and objectives; develops funding criteria and funding priorities for publication in the Federal Register.

The Student Service is responsible for managing the grant awards processes for new applicants and non-competing continuation grantees and for providing overall management and monitoring of ongoing projects, including technical assistance to funded grantees, data gathering and analysis, and grant close-out activities.