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New Grants Promote Community Outreach

New Grants Promote Community Outreach
By Charles Dervarics

Black colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions are eligible for new grants to promote outreach to their local communities.

Black colleges and universities can apply for $9.9 million in federal dollars to address poverty and economic development needs in or near their campuses. About $6.6 million is available for previously funded grantees, who can obtain three-year grants ranging up to $550,000 each. New grantees can receive up to $340,000 for three years.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development competition also contains $6.4 million for Hispanic-serving institutions to address housing, revitalization and economic development issues in or near their communities. Individual grants are available up to $600,000 for three years.

Another $2.9 million is available for tribal colleges, which can seek funds to expand their own facilities to serve students, as well as members of their communities.

Deadline for the competitions is June 12. For more information, see the April 25 Federal Register, p. 21001 or visit the Web site at .

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