Winter 2016– Volume IX, Issue 2 NSPAA Voice | Page 11

HBCUs Latest Extramural Awards Continued from pg. 10 This year, both competitions invited applications from minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and, in the case of DDRA, other institutions that promote the participation of students from minority and less-advantaged backgrounds. Competitive preference was given to projects that focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and both programs encouraged applications that focus on one of 78 less commonly taught languages. In addition to these new grants, the Department also awarded $1.9 million for 11 continuation grants for GPA long-term projects, which provide advanced intensive language training overseas. Unlike the projects announced today, which hold annual competitions, the GPA long-term program is competed every four years. Finally, the Office of International and Foreign Language Education also awarded $63,968,643 in continuation grants under the following Title VI discretionary grant programs to support the capacity of institutions of higher education to establish and strengthen area studies, and world language training:  $22,743,107 for 100 National Resource Centers focused on developing expertise in foreign languages and the world regions in which they are used, and $30,339,238 for 108 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships training programs at institutions in 27 states and the District of Columbia.  $4,571,400 for 17 Centers for International Business Education at institutions of higher education in 14 states and the District of Columbia.  $649,700 to support 10 American Overseas Research Centers in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Senegal, Armenia, and Italy.  $2,746,768 for 16 Language Resource Centers at institutions of higher education in 13 states and the District of Columbia.  $2,928,430 to support 31 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language projects at institutions of higher education in 16 states. U.S. Department of Education