U.S. Department of Education awards nearly $228 Million to 97 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 19, 2012

Educational

U.S. Department of Education awards nearly $228 Million to 97 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Press Office
U.S. Department of Education 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to strengthen their academic resources, financial management systems, endowment-building capacity, and physical plants as a result of a $227.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education today.

The five-year grants—Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities—will include activities such as curriculum reform; counseling and student service programs; establishing teacher education programs designed to qualify students to teach; acquiring real-estate property in connection with construction, renovations, or additions that may improve campus facilities; and funding faculty and staff development. In addition, funds may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment and the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented.

“HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The grants will help these important institutions continue to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy.”

The Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant is administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education. For additional information on the grant program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3b/index.html.

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A complete list of the 97 grant award recipients follows:

Alabama

  • Alabama A&M University — $3,236,524
  • Alabama State University — $3,994,637
  • Bishop State CC—Carver Campus — $500,000
  • Bishop State CC—Main Campus — $1,838,546
  • Concordia College—Selma — $1,002,132
  • Gadsden State Community College — $250,000
  • H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College — $1,244,976
  • J.F. Drake State Technical College — $1,433,843
  • Lawson State Community College — $2,991,584
  • Miles College — $2,011,679
  • Oakwood College — $1,576,796
  • Shelton State Community College — $1,145,605
  • Stillman College — $1,742,200
  • Talladega College — $1,339,273
  • Tuskegee University — $2,279,998

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Baptist College — $1,435,675
  • Philander Smith University — $1,859,312
  • Shorter College — $250,000
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff — $3,275,591

District of Columbia

  • University of the District of Columbia — $2,415,668

Delaware

  • Delaware State University — $2,173,761

Florida

  • Bethune-Cookman University — $2,926,836
  • Edward Waters College — $1,297,176
  • Florida A&M University — $6,596,639
  • Florida Memorial University — $2,025,731

Georgia

  • Albany State University — $3,724,604
  • Clark Atlanta University — $2,756,524
  • Fort Valley State University — $2,626,143
  • Morehouse College — $2,300,748
  • Paine College — $1,514,609
  • Savannah State University — $2,793,926
  • Spelman College — $2,085,873

Kentucky

  • Kentucky State University — $2,192,831

Louisiana

  • Dillard University — $2,006,534
  • Grambling State University — $3,444,511
  • Southern University & A&M College — $5,331,871
  • Southern University New Orleans — $2,577,184
  • Southern University Shreveport — $2,812,234
  • Xavier University of Louisiana — $3,199,496

Maryland

  • Bowie State University — $3,001,958
  • Coppin State University — $2,774,741
  • Morgan State University — $3,890,113
  • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore — $2,535,353

Missouri

  • Harris-Stowe State University — $1,578,832
  • Lincoln University — $2,289,891

Mississippi

  • Alcorn State University — $2,981,217
  • Coahoma Community College — $2,472,769
  • Hinds Community College — $1,592,626
  • Jackson State University — $5,314,828
  • Mississippi Valley State University — $2,539,567
  • Rust College — $1,505,037
  • Tougaloo College — $2,195,106

North Carolina

  • Bennett College — $1,457,849
  • Elizabeth City State University — $3,474,658
  • Fayetteville State University  — $3,842,872
  • Johnson C. Smith University  — $1,886,314
  • Livingstone College — $1,476,226
  • North Carolina A&T State University — $5,246,940
  • North Carolina Central University — $4,090,693
  • St. Augustine’s College — $1,638,519
  • Shaw University  — $2,467,589
  • Winston-Salem State University — $4,375,966

Ohio

  • Central State University — $1,978,028
  • Wilberforce University — $1,231,005

Oklahoma

  • Langston University — $2,356,747

Pennsylvania

  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania — $1,712,647
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania — $2,081,149

South Carolina

  • Allen University — $1,382,744
  • Benedict College — $2,672,945
  • Claflin University — $1,844,621
  • Clinton Junior College — $250,000
  • Denmark Technical College — $1,610,441
  • Morris College — $1,561,979
  • South Carolina State University — $3,354,581
  • Voorhees College — $1,743,086

Tennessee

  • Fisk University — $1,356,300
  • Lane College — $2,691,975
  • LeMoyne-Owen College — $1,252,907
  • Tennessee State University — $4,851,718

Texas

  • Huston-Tillotson University — $1,985,989
  • Jarvis Christian College — $991,903
  • Paul Quinn College — $1,079,394
  • Prairie View A&M University — $4,334,301
  • SW Christian College — $250,000
  • St. Philip’s College — $5,404,878
  • Texas College — $1,095,504
  • Texas Southern University — $4,438,376
  • Wiley College — $1,600,510

Virginia

  • Hampton University — $2,641,339
  • Norfolk State University — $3,312,058
  • St. Paul’s College — $1,392,751
  • Virginia State University — $3,679,066
  • Virginia Union University — $1,719,627
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg — $500,000

West Virginia

  • Bluefield State College — $1,208,548
  • West Virginia State University — $1,921,352

U.S. Virgin Islands

  • University of Virgin Islands — $1,650,898

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September 13, 2012

U.S. Department of Education awards more than $6 Million to improve Indian education and professional development

Press Office
U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded 22 grants totaling more than $6 million to improve educational opportunities and achievement for American Indian children in 13 states and to provide professional development for individuals of American Indian descent who serve in the education field.

“Reforming Native education has never been more important,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “To do what is best for Native students, we must collaborate with people who know the students and communities. These grants will help schools offer more opportunities for students and provide training and support to educators and others in the communities that are serving the students.”

The Department awarded 12 grants totaling $3,329,938 under the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program, a competitive discretionary grant program that supports projects to develop, test and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of Indian children. This grant focuses on increasing the school readiness skills of three- and four-year-old Indian children to prepare them for successful entry into kindergarten. Program funds also are used to enable Indian high school students to transition successfully to postsecondary education by increasing their competency and skills in challenging subjects, including mathematics and science.

Under the Indian Education Professional Development program, 10 grants totaling $3,329,939 are being awarded to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people and to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers and administrators.

To strengthen K-12 education, the Obama administration is investing in courageous leadership at the local level and taking to scale best practices that are closing achievement gaps and raising the bar for all students. The administration also is undertaking initiatives to make college more affordable and costs more transparent, as part of a larger effort to achieve the President’s national goal to once again lead the world in college completion by 2020.

A list of grantees and Demonstration grant awards is provided below:

State Name Recommended Funding Year 1
OK Kingfisher Public Schools $291,548
AK Northwest Arctic School District $284,418
MT Salish Kootenai College $299,495
AK Cook Inlet Tribal Council $300,000
NE Douglas County School District $222,182
MN Special School Dist. #1 $300,000
CA Southern CA Indian Center $294,400
WA Grand Coulee Dam Sch. Dist. $292,776
AK Yukon-Koykuk School Dist. $296,681
AZ San Carlos Apache Tribe $300,000
WA Puget Sound Ed. Service District $300,000
ND Turtle Mt. Comm. College $148,438
  TOTAL $3,329,938

A list of grantees and Professional Development grant awards is provided below:

State Name Recommended Funding Year 1
WY Wind River Tribal College $276,293
MT Stone Child College $389,427
WI University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee $395,161
MT Salish Kootenai College $395,695
MT Little Big Horn College $383,692
SD United Tribes Technical College $396,353
AZ Arizona State University $394,463
WI Lac Courtes Orielles Ojibwa $289,232
CA California State U—Chico $358,195
OR University of Oregon $51,428
  TOTAL $3,329,939

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In comparison

Wisconsin received more than $236 Million in additional Recovery Funds in 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, on May 28, 2010, announced that an additional $236,721,210 is now available for Wisconsin under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Wisconsin has received $1,446,554,610 through the Recovery Act. In addition to the more than $236 million announced, the Recovery Act is providing $1,209,833,401 in funding through 12 different programs to the state of Wisconsin. Prior to the May 28, 2010 announcement.

More than $1 Billion in Recovery Funds now available for North Carolina to save teaching jobs and drive education reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, on May 22, 2009, announced that more than $1 billion is now available for North Carolina under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts. North Carolina will be eligible to apply for another $409 million fall 2009. May 22, 2009’s funding is being made available per North Carolina’s successful completion of Part 1 of the State Stabilization Application, which was made available on April 1, 2009.

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U.S. Department of Education
50 Largest ED Discretionary and Formula Awards for Fiscal Year 2012 to Date
(Data as of August 31, 2012)

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Source: U.S. Department of Education

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Hampton University

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Video: Hampton University


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Tuskegee University

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Video: Tuskegee University
 

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2 Comments on “U.S. Department of Education awards nearly $228 Million to 97 Historically Black Colleges and Universities”

  1. DW Says:

    Anyone know why Knoxville College was not listed as receiving any funds?

    Reply

  2. Bill Covington Says:

    September 24, 2012 12:16 p.m.
    Any word on why Morris Brown College did not receive funds considering their situation.

    Reply

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