Title III Program

North Carolina Central University receives Title III funding from the US Department of Education. This program is designed to assist institutions of higher education with becoming self-sufficient and expanding 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 (Title III) at North Carolina Central University reports to the Office of the Chancellor.  The office manages all Title III funding awarded to the University from the US Department of Education.  This includes providing programmatic and fiscal oversight of the many activities supported by this federal funding.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with proposal applications and budget preparation
  • Providing training to Activity Coordinators and staff
  • Ensuring the University maintains compliance with all federal and state regulations
  • Determining if budget requests are allowable, allocable and reasonable
  • Monitoring and approving expenditures according to Federal and University rules and regulations
  • Preparing and submitting interim and annual performance reports
2021

Fiscal Year

3

Awards

$12.06M

Awarded

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

The Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program awards grants to eligible institutions to assist them in strengthening their academic, administrative, and fiscal capabilities. Funding can be used to support institution services, educational equipment, acquisition of real property, renovations or additional improvement of campus facilities.  It also supports the improvement of financial and economic literacy designed for students, financial management information, faculty development, and the implementation of other project activities described under the Legislative Allowable Activities (LAA) outlined in the program statute.

Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI)

The Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program provides grants to assist institutions in establishing and strengthening their physical plants, development offices, endowment funds, academic resources and student services. Funding may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment; to support the construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement of instruction facilities; for the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which black Americans are underrepresented, and for the purchase of library materials.  Also, funding may be used for projects in tutoring, counseling, and student service programs that are designed to improve academic successand the implementation of other project activities described under the Legislative Allowable Activities (LAA) outlined in the program statute. 

Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act

This program awards grants to eligible institutions to assist them in strengthening their academic, administrative, and fiscal capabilities. These programs are typically funded through annual discretionary appropriations and with additional annual mandatory appropriations provided through the FUTURE Act, which extended mandatory funding beyond fiscal year 2019. Supported activities may include the purchase of rental or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes; the construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services; and other activities designed to increase the institution's capacity to prepare students for careers in the physical or natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or information technology or sciences, engineering, language instruction in the less commonly taught languages or international affairs, or nursing or allied health professions.

Forms & Documents

Operations Manual

This Title III Operations manual is designed to provide guidance on many federal and University policies and procedures related to managing Title III funding at the department level.

Proposal Form

This form must be submitted internally by the pre-determined due date when requesting financial support using Title III funding.

Changes to Activity Objective/Schedule

When programmatic changes are anticipated for your activity/program, the form should be submitted as soon as possible for a timely internal approval.

Budget Transfer Form
(for Title III Only)

This form must be submitted in conjunction with the electronic transfer in Self-Service Banner (SSB).  A sufficient justification is mandatory to obtain approval.

Banner Access Form

This form must be submitted to gain inquiry or approval access for all funds loaded into the Banner system.

Monthly Expenditures
Analysis Report

Expenditures analysis reports should be submitted to the Director by the 30th of each month.

Annual/Interim Performance Report

This report must be submitted internally by the pre-determined due date for review/approval prior to submission to the US Department of Education.

Taskstream Instructions

Use this document for assistance in reporting on goals, performance indicators and tasks/measures within the Taskstream portal.

Terms and Conditions

This document must be signed and attached to all contracts and agreements funded by Title III funds.

Equipment Report

This form must be submitted to the Title III Office at the end of each grant year.

Travel Report

This report must be submitted internally immediately after the faculty/staff member returns from traveling.

Proposal Transmittal Form

This form must be submitted to the Title III Office with the proposal form. Internal approval from the appropriate personnel is required to request Title III support.

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Cardwell, Kendra

Program Coordinator/Compliance Officer

Title III Program

Location: Farrison Newton Building

Email: KCardwell@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-5034


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Madden, Cassandra W

Executive Assistant

Title III

Location: Farrison-Newton Communications Building, Room 115G

Email: cmadden@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7854


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Shaw, Brenda R

Director Title III

Title III

Location: Farrison-Newton Communications Building, Room 115G

Email: bshaw@nccu.edu

Phone: 919-530-7853


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