Application for AANAPISI Designation Open

**Edit: This correction notice was sent out 7/15/2010**

This is a correction to our earlier message with the subject line Application for AANAPISI Designation Open sent on July 14, 2010.

Dear Friends,

Please note that the attached announcement is for the U.S. Department of Education application for Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) funding (under Title III, Part A) and not for the reopening of eligibility for AANAPISI designation. This funding application closes on August 9, 2010. If you applied for designation (opened December 7, 2009 and closed January 6, 2010), you can now apply for funding under this announcement.

Only AANAPISI-designated institutions can apply for funding under this announcement. If you did not apply for designation, but your institution may be interested, we anticipate that the announcement for the reopening of eligibility for AANAPISI designation will be made soon. We will notify you once the announcement is published in the Federal Register.

Please disseminate this correction widely. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you!

This is a correction to our message with the subject line Application for AANAPISI Designation Open sent on July 14, 2010.

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders sent this e-mail out asking institutions to apply to be designated as Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI’s).   Designation as an AANAPISI allows access to grants specific to AANAPISIs.   Spread the word!!!

Dear Friends,

The application for designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) will be open from July 9 – August 9, 2010. The AANAPISI program provides grants to eligible institutions to enable them to improve their academic quality, increase effectiveness and self sufficiency, and strengthen capacity to contribute substantially to building higher education resources for the Nation.

For FY 2010, the AANAPISI program received $3.6 million in discretionary funding and $5 million in mandatory funding. AANAPISIs will continue to receive $5 million annually in mandatory funding for the next ten years. Institutions must obtain designation before they can apply for grants. The grant application is a separate process and will happen after the designation application.

The basic eligibility for AANAPISIs are:

–          Have at least 10% Asian American and Pacific Islander student enrollment at the time of application

–          Have low educational and general expenditures (there are waivers for schools that do not meet this requirement)

–          Have the requisite enrollment of needy students (at least 50% of degree-seeking students receive Federal financial aid)

–          Be legally authorized to award bachelors degrees or a community college and be accredited by a nationally or state recognized accrediting agency

We encourage all institutions of higher education that meet the eligibility criteria to apply for designation. Please distribute this notice widely.

Please refer to the attached AANAPISI notice from the Federal Register. We have also included a list of eligible institutions based on research by the Congressional Research Service. Please note that this is not a definitive list and institutions not listed on here may still qualify. Each institution should do their due diligence to find out if they meet the eligibility criteria.

AANAPISI Designation Notice

Potentially Eligible Institutions

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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