The Dept of Education has provided the following update to the information about the upcoming workshops. I do not have any additional information, just what I am forwarding from them, below:

Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service (IDUES) will conduct pre-application technical assistance workshops to assist potential applicants with preparing applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 funding.  

These workshops are scheduled for one full day each, beginning with registration at 8:00 am and ending approximately 5:00 pm.  

The workshops will address the application process for the: Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) 
Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU)
Alaska Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH)
College Cost and Reduction Act - Hispanic Serving Institutions (CCRAA - HSI)
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI)
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) 
Program and Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program.  

Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations at their own expense.  There is no fee for attending these workshops.  The workshops will be held as follows:

Thursday, April 24, 2008 * San Juan, Puerto Rico
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 9021872, San Juan, PR  00902-1872.  Phone:  (787) 721-0303

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 * California
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 W. Century Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA.  90045
Phone: 310-642-4055
Thursday, May 1, 2008 * Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Concourse Hotel, 1 Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta, GA  30354.  	Phone:  (404) 209-9999

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 * Dallas, Texas
Radisson Hotel, Dallas Love Field, 1241 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX   75247.  Phone:  (214) 630-7000.  Be sure to ask for the U.S. Department of Education group rate ($105 per room, per night).

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - Washington, District of Columbia
Exact location to be announced.	

Susan Kelley
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Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Valencia Community College
P. O. Box 3028, Orlando, FL 32802
(407) 582-2967 - direct phone to office of Institutional Advancement