Strengthening Historically Black
Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 authorized a program of federal financial assistance to assist developing institutions of higher education to strengthen their academic quality and administrative capacity so that they could become self-sufficient. The reauthorizations have focused on funding institutions that enroll large proportions of minority and financially disadvantage students with low per-student expenditures. In addition, it encouraged African Americans to enroll in graduate school upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
Title III Part B
In September 2009 Huston-Tillotson received its Grant Award Notification (GAN) from the Department of Education for continued funding under The Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and University Program (HBCU Grant). For the budget period October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 The University’s Title III Program PART B, was awarded $2,295,167.00 to uphold the University’s commitment to meeting the objectives and goals expressed in the 2007-2012 grant application.
The 2007-2012 Title III Project includes ten (10) pre-planned activities designed to establish and strengthening the University’s physical plant, financial management, academic resources, and student services. These activities which are funded through the U.S. Department of Education, consists of a variety of strategies that are being used to continue developing/reviewing academic areas; providing incentives for professional development, administrative management operations, improving student services programs that are designed to improve academic performance, purchasing/upgrading equipment, and enhancing instructional media capabilities.