Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program
To assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development, principally for person of low-moderate income consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117 approved December 16, 2009)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Historically Black Colleges and Universities as determined by the Department of Education in 34 CFR 608.2 pursuant to that Department's responsibilities under Executive Order 13256, dated February 12, 2002.
The principal beneficiaries of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities program will include any city, county, town, township, parish, village, or other general political subdivision of a State within which the HBCU is located. A HBCU located in a metropolitan statistical area, as established by the Office of Management and Budget, may consider its locality to be one or more of these entities within the entire area.
Grants are governed by (1) OMB Circular No. A-21 "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; (2) OMB Circular No. A-133 "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; and (3) provisions of 24 CFR part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations".
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available online at Grants.gov
Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards made to the highest ranking applications. HUD reserves the right to make selections out of order to provide geographic distribution of grantees. HUD also reserves the right to reduce the amount of funding requested in order to fund as many highly ranked applications as possible.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed under each NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
Each activity proposed for funding must meet the established Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program requirements and at least one of the three CDBG national objectives. Criteria for determining whether an activity addresses one or more objectives are provided at 24 CFR Part 570.208. These funds are for the direct benefit of the community and/or public not the institution. Ineligible activities are listed in paragraph 570.207. An activity which is otherwise eligible, may not be funded if State or local law requires that it be carried out by a governmental entity.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Each grant's performance is monitored by HUD.
OMB Circular No. A-133 establishes audit requirements and defines Federal responsibilities for implementing and monitoring such requirements of higher education and other nonprofit institutions receiving Federal awards. It promotes the efficient and effective use of audit services.
Must be kept in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD may make grants available for up to a performance period of 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact the appropriate HUD Field Office listed in the General Section of the NOFA.
Sandra Susan Brunson,
451 7th Street, Room 8226
Washington, DC 20410 US
http://www.oup.org/ or www.hud.gov/grants.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 11 est $9,780,000.00; FY 10 est $9,682,200.00; FY 09$9,000,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The maximum amount a Previously Funded HBCU applicant can request for award is $800,000 for a maximum three-year (36 months) grant performance period. The maximum amount a Previously Unfunded HBCU applicant can request for award is $500,000 for a maximum three-year (36 months) grant performance period.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The program is governed by regulations contained in 24 CFR 570.400 and 570.404 and 24 CFR Part 570, Subparts A, C, J, K and O. Provisions of 24 CFR Part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Nonprofit Organizations." Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available on Grants.gov. More information about previously awarded grants is provided at www.oup.org.
Examples of Funded Projects