2015-2020 SAFRA


Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act

(SAFRA) Programs

SAFRA funds are awarded through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program of the Department of Education for a ten year period beginning October 2010.  Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1065, as amended, provides an additional $85 million annually until fiscal year 2019 for the Title III, Part B HBCU program. These mandatory (SAFRA) funds are added to monies appropriated in a regular or supplemental grant awarded under the Title III, Part B Strengthening HBCU Program.

 Activity Director – Shakira Hardison

Activity I – Strengthening the Quality Enhancement Plan

Activity Director – Dr. Patricia Johnson

Activity II – Supporting Teacher Education Candidates through Classroom Technology

Activity Director – Dr. Yenumula Reddy & Dr. Mahendra Singh

Activity III –Sustainability of Comprehensive 5 Year Security Project for Enhancement of Academic Quality Infrastructure of Criminal Justice at Grambling State University

Activity Director – Cecilia Iwala

Activity IV– Sustaining the Library Technological needs with Icloud Resources and to Enhance the Quality of Library Research Database/Resources

Activity Director – Dr. Olusegun Adeyemi

Activity V– Enhancing Student Motivation, Engagement and Retention through the Development and Implementation of Engineering Technology Project Library

Activity Director – Sherrill Johnson

Activity VI – Improving the University's Academic Climate through External Renovation and Facilities Construction Initiatives


Legislature Allowable Activities (LAA)
  1. Purchase, rental or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes, including instructional or research purposes.
  2. Construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services.
  3. Academic instruction in disciplines in which Black Americans are underrepresented.
  4. Purchase of library books, periodicals, microfilm, and other educational materials, including telecommunications program materials;
  5. Establishing or enhancing a program of teacher education designed to qualify students to teach in a public elementary or secondary school in the State that shall include, as part of such program, preparation for teacher certification.
  6. Other activities, consistent with the institution’s comprehensive plan and designed to increase the institutions 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.