Title III Program

Title III, Part B and Part F, also known as the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) are federal institutional development grants that provides financial assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to establish or strengthen their physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowment-building capacity. Title III Activities may include student services, educational equipment acquisition, facility construction, and faculty and staff development. The program is a formula-based discretionary grant made to the President.

The Title III Office is responsible for the administration of the Title III, SAFRA, and HBCU Master's Programs, ensuring that all University policies and procedures, many of which are governed by State Government regulations, the United States Department of Education's General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), and other federal regulations and standards, are followed.

The United States Department of Education's Institutional Service Office within the Office of Postsecondary Education administers the Title III Program. The Title III Program is focused on institutions that enroll large proportions of underrepresented students. The grant is designed to strengthen such institutions by:

  • Improving Academic Quality
  • Improving Academic Stability
  • Improving the Quality of Student Services
  • Improving the Quality of Institutional Management

At Kentucky State University, the Title III Program is used to support Title III Activities. The Activities for the current grant year are:

  1. Creating and Sustaining Leaders for Tomorrow's World
  2. Strengthening Student Success at School and Work
  3. Strengthening Student Preparation for Excellence
  4. Enhancing the University's Infrastructure for the 22nd Century


Title III Office
Julian M. Carroll
Academic Services Building
Suite 256
400 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601


DeAnna Brown
Assistant Title III Director
(502) 597-6574
Christopher Benge
Title III Coordinator
(502) 597-5762