Department of Education Grant Programs

The JCCI team has a strong history of success in securing funding through Department of Education grant programs, including Title III, Title V, and TRIO. We can help you navigate the complexities of applying for these grants. In fact, our expertise in Department of Education grant programs has helped us secure over $150 million in Title III and Title V funding for our clients in the last decade alone.

Department of Education grant programs under Title III benefit institutions with a high percentage of low-income and minority enrollment. Programs may be geared toward institutional needs to serve specific populations such as predominantly black students (PBI), native Alaskan and Hawaiian students, and tribal colleges. Title V programs support institutions serving Hispanic students.

During the 2019 Title III SIP grant competition, 9 of 11 JCCI clients received over $20 million. This success continues JCCI’s more than 40 year history of helping clients secure Department of Education grants. For the 2017-2018 competition and fund-down cycle, 6 of 15 JCCI clients received more than $13 million in funding while another 5 clients received near-perfect scores ranging from 96 to 99. For the 2015-2016 competition and fund-down cycle, 9 of 10 JCCI clients received awards totaling more than $18 million.

Department of Education grant programs offered under TRIO include eight different program areas targeted to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds and include the Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services programs. During the 2020 TRIO SSS competition, 5 of 7 JCCI clients secured grant funding, and two of those clients received funding for new SSS grant programs without the benefit of prior experience points. During the 2015-16 grant cycle, 7 of 11 JCCI TRIO SSS clients received more than $20 million in funding.

Let us position your institution for a successful application for these Department of Education grant programs! We can provide assistance for all phases of a Title III, Title V, or TRIO grant application, including project design, project research, proposal writing, proposal workshops, proposal critiques, and project evaluation upon grant award. Contact us for more information about upcoming grant cycles.

We’ve helped our clients fund impactful programs through Title III, Title V, and TRIO grant funding. How can we help you?

“JCCI’s expertise was extraordinarily valuable in helping Seton Hill prepare a competitive Title III project to expand access and achievement for students in high-demand careers in STEM fields. The consultant provided strategic insight to each step within the proposal process. JCCI’s guidance was instrumental in Seton Hill University’s achievement of a $2.1 million grant award.”

Dr. Mary C. Finger, President
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA

“We embarked upon a very large Title III grant proposal and soon realized we couldn’t accomplish it by ourselves. We needed expert help with a proven track record, so we hired JCCI. The experience was remarkable. JCCI’s team led us through a rigorous 6-month process which resulted in a very detailed 80-page grant proposal. We were competing with hundreds of other colleges and universities, but we landed the grant award for $2.1 million dollars. This is a game changer for our college. We couldn’t have done it without JCCI.”

Dr. Vinita Sauder, President
Union College
Lincoln, NE