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Funding Background

The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Reconciliation Act), Public Law No. 111-152, 19 USC 2372 - 2372a, appropriated $2 billion for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011 - 2014 ($500 million annually) for the TAACCCT program.

In accordance with the requirements of the TAACCCT, the Department will award at least 0.5 percent of the total amount of available funds each year (FY 11, FY 12, FY 13, FY 14) to eligible institutions in each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education and consortia of two or more of those eligible institutions.