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About Title III

Spelman College Campus Shot Path ForwardSpelman College receives Title III funding from the U.S. Department of Education -- specifically funds from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program. The program includes two grants, FUTURE Act and HBCU B. This program is designed to assist institutions of higher education with becoming self-sufficient and developing their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, student services and outcomes and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.

The Title III Program at Spelman College reports to the Office of the President and manages all Title III funding awarded to the College from the U.S. Department of Education. This includes providing programmatic and fiscal oversight of the activities supported by this federal funding. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting with proposal applications, budget preparation, mid-year and
    end of-year performance reports

  • Providing technical support and training for Activity Directors and staff

  • Ensuring the College maintains compliance with all federal regulations

  • Determining if budget requests are allowable, allocable and reasonable

  • Monitoring and approving expenditures according to Federal and College
    policies and regulations

  • Preparing and submitting interim and annual performance reports

  • Ensure that Time and Effort Reports are completed monthly

Quick Facts About Spelman College's Title III Program

The Title III Program is funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1986 (and subsequent amendments), Pub. L. 99-498, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-509, and the Higher Education Technical Amendments Act of 1987, Pub. L. 100-50. Further amendments appear in Pub. L. 100-369; The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), Pub. L. 110-315 reauthorized the HEA of 1965.

Contact Us

Myra N. Burnett, Ph.D.
Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
Interim Director, Title III Programs
Spelman College
Campus Box 1516
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta, GA  30314-4399
404-270-5027

Cynthia Roberts
Title III Projects Budget Specialist
404-270-5044
croberts@spelman.edu