Centers for Academic Excellence

To enhance the recruitment and retention of an ethnically and culturally diverse intelligence community workforce with capabilities critical to the national security interests of the United States.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Alabama In Huntsville, The $ 2,000,000   2018-09-282021-09-27
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 2,000,000   2018-09-282021-09-27
University Of Texas At San Antonio, The $ 2,000,000   2018-09-282021-09-27
Florida International University $ 1,996,720   2018-09-282021-09-27
University Of New Mexico, The $ 2,000,000   2018-09-282021-09-27
Florida International University $ 300,000   2017-09-282018-09-27
University Enterprises Corporation At Csusb $ 1,777,517   2012-09-282017-09-27
Florida International University $ 598,099   2012-09-282017-09-27
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 1,002,267   2015-01-232017-09-24
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill $ 1,016,333   2014-09-082017-09-17

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Curriculum Development - Intelligence/National Security Related Curricula Language Study Program/Courses - Languages of Interest to the Intelligence Community Ethic and Cultural Diversity Build Consortium Facilitate Student Participation in On-Campus Academic Programs and Professional Development Activities Students Study Abroad, Cultural Immersion and Regional Studies Opportunities Faculty Research and Professional Development in Support of Teaching an Intelligence or National Security Curriculum Host Annual Colloquiums or Speaker Series on Intelligence and National Security Topics.

Students supported must be U. S. citizens.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

none available.

Beneficiary Eligibility

none available.


Award is subject to: 1) receipt of applicable/acceptable certifications and representations; 2) having a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (; 3), the applicant, its principals, proposed subrecipients/subrecipient principals not appearing in SAM Exclusions as currently debarred, suspended, or otherwise ineligible; and 4) meeting other requirements specified in the agency announcements. Curriculum Vitae of Principal Investigators and co-Investigators. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is advertised on Applications are submitted by varied educational institutions. Applications will be evaluated on a merit basis and in accordance with the Merit Evaluation Table listed in the FOA. The merit criteria are components approved by the IC CAE Senior Advisory Board to guide the evaluation. A technical merit review of the applications is done by a Source Selection Evaluation Board for consideration. The Board is composed of Senior representatives from IC agencies. A determination is made based on the highest score. Those institutions are contacted by grants personnel to negotiate assistance agreement. An assistance agreement is executed by the Grants Office. The award is signed bilaterally by the institution and the Grants Officer.


Not Applicable.


50 U.S.C. 3510.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

365 days past submission of proposal.


Not Applicable.


Grants are given on a base year plus four optional years basis. The grants will be renewed at the government's option on an annual basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

5-years; Base year plus four optional years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: On a reimbursement basis.

Post Assistance Requirements


End-of-Semester Reports on progress toward stated goals are submitted.

No cash reports are required.

End-of-Semester Reports on progress toward stated goals are submitted.

Quarterly SF 425 Federal Financial Reports.

Yearly monitoring of progress is done.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoD Grant and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARs).

Financial Information

Account Identification

99-9999-9-9-999 - not available.


(Salaries) FY 16 $3,250,911; FY 17 est $3,916,608; and FY 18 est $3,599,559 - FY18 estimate is to renew optional years for existing grants.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$300,000 - $400,000 per year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The DoDGARS (as updated through DoD?s interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) applies to DoD grants and cooperative agreements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tonia R. B. Smith Defense Intelligence Agency, ADI4A 200 MacDill Blvd. Joint Base Bolling Anacostia, Washington, District of Columbia 20340 Email: Phone: 2022314195

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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