Winter 2016– Volume IX, Issue 2 NSPAA Voice | Page 12

HBCUs Latest Extramural Awards U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $13.7 Million in Grants to Predominantly Black Higher Education Institutions to Establish or Strengthen Their Academic Program The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $13.7 million to 23 Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) to establish or strengthen their higher education programs. “Longstanding black institutions continue to educate and graduate some of our finest students and this country’s future leaders,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The grants will help these institutions strengthen their programs as they continue preparing students to achieve their full potential in this competitive global economy.” The PBI competitive grant program provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or strengthen programs in the following areas: science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM); health education; internationalization or globalization; teacher preparation; or improving educational outcomes of African-American males. The program provides five-year funding to increase IHEs’ capacity to prepare students for instruction in the academic fields mentioned. The maximum award an institution can receive is $600,000. FY 2015 Predominantly Black Institutions New Awards Institution Name Award Amount AL University of West Alabama $594,558 AR Mid-South Community College $599,998 AR Pulaski Technical College $599,758 GA Albany Technical College $600,000 GA Augusta Technical College $589,205 GA Central Georgia Technical College $599,414 GA Georgia Perimeter College $600,000 GA Oconee Fall Line Technical College $575,520 GA South Georgia Technical College $600,000 IL Chicago State University $600,000 IL Malcolm X College $588,250 IL Olive Harvey College $600,000 MS Mississippi Delta Community College $600,000 NC Halifax Community College $600,000 NJ $600,000 NY Bloomfield College York College of the City University of New York Research Foundation of CUNY/Medgar Evers PA Community College of Philadelphia $600,000 SC Central Carolina Technical College $599,936 SC Florence-Darlington Technical College $599,999 SC Northeastern Technical College $589,510 TN Southwest Tennessee Community College $600,000 TX Cedar Valley College $575,565 Total Allocation $13,711,713 State NY $600,000 $600,000 U.S. Department of Education 111122213131313131313132/5/2016 2/5/201613131313131313131313 13