Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

ED, DOD Grants Target Minority Institutions

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

ED, DOD Grants Target Minority Institutions

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Washington UPDATE: ED, DOD Grants Target Minority Institutions

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions are the target of several new federal grant competitions as agencies plan for the end of the government's fiscal year and gear up for the start of a new year Oct. 1.

The U.S. Education Department (ED) expects to award about sixteen grants to train students at minority institutions for careers in special education. Institutions must have 25 percent minority enrollment to seek funds, and HBCUs are among those eligible to apply for this program.

ED may award up to $200,000 for each grant, provided the college or university can show a state need for special-education personnel and an ability to work with one or more education agencies to carry out the project. Institutions can use grant funds for scholarships and stipends. However, students should be expected to work about two years in special education for each year of financial assistance. …

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