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Hartnell College is proud to be formally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education.  With the designation, Hartnell College is eligible to compete for HSI grants through various federal programs such as U.S. Department of Education Title V, Title III, National Science Foundation, and other federal initiatives.  The purpose of HSI grants is to strengthen the college's capacities by building equitable systems of teaching and student services that increase the academic success of Hispanic and other low-income students.  Since 2000, Hartnell has been awarded numerous HSI grants totaling more than $37 million in funding.