Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
To assist Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, and to expand the role of the TCUs into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training, and economic development activities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Policy Development and Research
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law111-117 approved December 16, 2009).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Tribal Colleges and Universities that meet the statutory definition of a TCU established in Title III of the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 105-244, approved October 7, 1998) that are two-or four-year, fully accredited or that are candidates for accreditation by a regional institutional accrediting association recognized by the Department of Education are eligible to submit applications for funding.
Tribal Colleges and Universities to help build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities. Buildings for which TCUP funding is used that also serves the community are eligible; however, the facilities must be predominantly (at least 51 percent of the time) for the used of the institution (e.g., students, faculty, and staff). In addition, public services and program delivery activities for the community such as health programs, job training and economic development are eligible activities.
Grants are governed by (1) OMB Circular No. A-21 "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; (2) OMB Circular No. A-133 "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations; and (3) provisions of 24 CFR Part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations". This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register each year and available online at Grants.gov.
Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards made to the highest ranking applications. HUD reserves the right to make selections out of order to provide geographic distribution of grantees. HUD also reserves the right to reduce the amount of funding requested in order to fund as many highly ranked applications as possible.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.
How are proposals selected?
Will be listed in a NOFA each year.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds can be used by tribal colleges to build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities. In addition, public services and program delivery activities for the community such as health programs, job training and economic development are eligible activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
All grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports. The progress report shall consist of a narrative and financial report. In addition, annually a Program Logic Model must be submitted . Cash reports are not applicable. The narrative portion of the report must reflect the activities undertaken during the reporting period. The financial reports must reflect the costs incurred by budget line items, as well as a cumulative summary of costs incurred during the reporting period. Each grant's performance is monitored by HUD.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Must be kept in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD may make grants available for a performance period of 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Sandra Susan Brunson, 451 7th Street, Room 8226, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Susan.S.Brunson@hud.gov
Phone: (202) 402-3852 Fax: (202) 708-0309.
http://www.oup.org or www.hud.gov.
86-0108-0-1-451 - Above appropriation code for FY 09.; 86-0162-0-1-451 - Above appropriation code for FY 10 and FY 11.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 09 $5,000,000; FY 10 $5,380,650; FY 11 $5,435,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$800,000 a grant for a maximum three-year grant performance period.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The program is governed by (1) OMB Circular No. A-133 "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations; and (2) provisions of 24 CFR Part 84, "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations." Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available on Grants.gov. More information about previously awarded grants is provided at www.oup.org.
Examples of Funded Projects