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 Programs

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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 Programs

October 15, 2015

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

State

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

Bloomfield College

$600,000

NY

York College of the City University of New York

$600,000

NY

Research Foundation of CUNY/Medgar Evers

$600,000

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