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TITLE III Office

The Mission of the Title III Office is to serve as the central administrative office for the management of the Title III funded activities. The office assists the university by ensuring planning, management, budgetary and administrative oversight and providing technical assistance and evaluation of each activity. These functions, when applied in concert with other campus administrative activities, strengthen the total infrastructure of ECSU. Additionally, the office serves as a liaison between ECSU and the U.S. Department of Education.

The Title III Office must mesh an institutional perspective and comprehension of the institution's mission, goals and objectives with the Strengthening of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Program and the Strengthening of Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGIs) Program in order to affect long rang plans for utilization of Title III funding.

Unallowable HBCU Activities

  • Activities that are not included in the grantee's approved application;
  • Activities described in paragraph (a)(12) of section 608.10 that are not approved by the Secretary;
  • Activities described in paragraph (a)(12) of section 609.10 that are not approved by the Secretary;
  • Activities which are inconsistent with any State plan for high education to the institution;
  • Activities which are inconsistent with the State plan for higher education that is applicable to the institution;
  • Activities or services that relate to sectarian instruction or religious worship;
  • Activities provided by a school or department of divinity. For the purpose of this section, a "school or department of divinity" means an institution, or a department of an institution whose program is specifically for the education of students to prepare them to become ministers of religion or to enter upon some other religious vocation, or to prepare them to teach theological subjects; and

Other Limitations

Funds awarded under the HBCU and HBGI Programs must be used to Supplement and to extent practical, increase funds that would otherwise be made available for the purpose listed in 608.10 and 609 of the program regulations and in no case Supplant those funds.

Supplement is defined as using grant funds to correct a deficiency in an existing activity or service, or to improve, enrich, or enhance an existing service or activity through the addition of new services or activities.

Supplant is defined as substituting grant funds to pay for personnel, activities, services, or other cost that were supported from other sources prior to the receipt of a grant or such costs that are contained in the current institutional budget.

A grantee shall not use more than fifty percent of its grant for constructing or maintaining a classroom, laboratory or other instructional facility.

Applicants for a grant under the Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program and the Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program are strongly advised to carefully read the regulations applicable to the program. These regulations are the Institution Aid - Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program regulations (34 CFR 608), and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institution Program regulations (34 CFR 609).