Title III

Title III Program Adninistration
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.

Thayer Hall, Suite 134
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: 404-880-8106  
Fax: 404-880-6961
Email:  titleIIIprogram@cau.edu


Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Programs, authorizes special assistance to strengthen the quality of developing institutions which have the desire and potential to make a substantial contribution to the higher education resources of the nation. Amendments to the Act have altered some elements of the program, but it remains as written—an instrument to provide assistance to institutions demonstrating a constructive effort to strengthen themselves.

Clark Atlanta University has two Title III Programs: HBCU and HBGI. Title III has funded project activities designed to help meet various strategic goals of the University. Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, authorizes these grants to strengthen institutions in the areas of Academic Quality, Fiscal Stability, Student Services and outcomes, and the quality of Intuitional Management. Clark Atlanta University was awarded two 5-year Strengthening Intuitions Grants (HBCU and HBGI) from the U.S. Department of Education.


Clark Atlanta University's (CAU) Title III Program is linked to the overall mission of the institution. Specifically, the goal of the Title III Program is to ensure that these funds are used to support the quality and enhancement of our academic program consistent with all applicable federal and university policies. The President serves as the principal visionary in the design and structure of the Title III Program. Through his leadership, it is expected that Title III support will be used to help eliminate impediments that negatively impact educational access and opportunities for Clark Atlanta University students. Funded Title III programs are specifically focused on improving academic quality, institutional management, fiscal stability, and student services.


ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's 4,400 employees and $68 billion budget are dedicated to: Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds. Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research. Focusing national attention on key educational issues. Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.  For more information, visit http://www.ed.gov.


Funds may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes. Also supported are the construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement of instruction facilities. Funds support faculty exchanges and the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which black Americans are underrepresented. Projects may support the purchase of library materials as well as tutoring, counseling, and student service programs. Also supported are: funds and administrative management; joint use of facilities; establishment or improvement of development offices; establishment or enhancement of programs of teacher education; establishment of outreach programs; and other activities that a grantee proposes in its application that contribute to carrying out the purposes of the program and are approved by the Secretary as part of the review and acceptance of the grant application.