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TITLE III Activities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program – 2017-2022
Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) Program – 2015-2020
Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Program – 2019-2024

Legislative Allowable Activity: Construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications and technology equipment or services.

HBCU Activity: Strengthening Institutional Facilities
SAFRA Activity: Strengthening the Institution’s Instructional Facilities
HBGI Activity: Strengthening Instructional Facilities

Legislative Allowable Activity: Support of faculty exchanges, faculty development, and faculty fellowships to assist in attaining advanced degrees in the field of instruction of the faculty.

HBCU Activity: Faculty Development for Student Success
HBCU Activity: Enhancing Student Success through Faculty Field Experiences

Legislative Allowable Activity: Tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success.

HBCU Activity: Establishing the Office of Student Success
HBCU Activity: Strengthening JSUOnline
HBCU Activity: Integrating Student Success through Leadership & Engagement
HBCU Activity: Integrating Art Across the Disciplines
HBCU Activity: Strengthening Student Wellness: Reducing the “Freshman 15”
HBCU Activity: Enhancing Student Success through Broadening Field Experiences
HBCU Activity: Enhancing Academic Success through Test Preparation for Graduate or Professional School
HBGI Activity: Strengthening Student Support for STEM Doctoral Programs
HBGI Activity: Establishing a Center for Environmental & Public Health Research, Training & Practice (RTP)
HBGI Activity: Enhancement of Ph.D. in Engineering Program – Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering Concentrations
HBGI Activity: Establishing the School Administrators Leadership Academy (SALA)
HBGI Activity: Strengthening the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program
HBGI Activity: Advancing African Americans in Computer Science
HBGI Activity: Strengthening the Ph.D. in Business Administration Program
HBGI Activity: Enhancing Graduate Students Success through Broadening Field Experiences
HBGI Activity:

Legislative Allowable Activity: Funds management, administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management.

HBCU Activity: Strengthening Student Success through Technology

Legislative Allowable Activity: Establishing or improving a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector.

HBCU Activity: Enhancing Student Success through Institutional Advancement

Legislative Allowable Activity: Establishing or improving an endowment fund.

HBCU Activity: Expanding the University Endowment

Legislative Allowable Activity: Services necessary for the implementation of projects or activities that are described in the grant application and that are approved, in advance, by the Secretary, except that not more than two percent of the grant amount may be used for this purpose.

HBCU Activity: Strengthening Staff Development and Talent Management

Legislative Allowable Activity: Academic instruction in disciplines in which Black Americans are underrepresented.

SAFRA Activity: Strengthening the Undergraduate Experience through the Bridge to the Future
SAFRA Activity: Strengthening the Undergraduate Engineering Program

Legislative Allowable Activity: Scholarships, fellowships and other financial assistance for needy graduate and professional students to permit the enrollment of the students in and completion of the doctoral degree in the physical or natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or other scientific disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented.

HBGI Activity: Establishing Scholarships & Financial Assistance for Graduate Students


Title III funds are authorized under Part B, Sections 323 and 326 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.  The HBCU, HBCU-SAFRA, and HBGI Programs assist Jackson State University in “equalizing educational opportunities” for the populations served by providing funds to strengthen the physical plant, financial management, academic resources, and endowment. 

Grant funds are administered effectively to ensure that the goals of Title III and the University’s goal of guiding students in acquiring general, liberal, and professional education are achieved.  A series of measurable objectives are being implemented through identified methods and strategies were developed to achieve anticipated results approved by the United States Department of Education.  Currently, 22 activities operate in the areas of financial management, academic and academic support programs, student services, and endowment.

Jackson State University’s Institutional Aid–Title III Programs are administered through the Division of Research and Federal Relations.



Institutional Aid–Title III Programs
Jackson State University
P.O. Box 17083
Jackson, Mississippi 39217

Phone: 601.979.2321