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.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the appropriate HUD Field Office listed in the General Section of the NOFA.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Southern Univ And A&m College System $ 800,000   2009-09-012015-06-30
Southern University And Anm College System-$ 160,612   2013-06-072014-09-30
Elizabeth City State University $ 800,000   2011-06-022014-04-29
Tennessee State University $ 789,031   2011-05-202014-04-29
Norfolk State University $ 795,893   2011-05-252014-04-29
Southern University And Anm College System $ 700,000   2007-10-012013-09-30
Benedict College, The $ 800,000   2010-09-242013-09-24
Benedict College, The $ 800,000   2010-09-242013-09-24
Winston-salem State University (inc) $ 797,835   2010-09-242013-09-24
Saint Augustine's University $ 451,098   2010-09-242013-09-24



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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.

Credentials/Documentation

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'. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117 approved December 16, 2009).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

HUD will award two kinds of grants under this program; Previously Unfunded HBCU Grants and Previously Funded HBCU Grants. Previously Unfunded HBCU Grants will be awarded to applicants who have never received an HBCU grant or have not received a grant since FY 2000 to undertake eligible activities. 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. b. Previously Funded HBCU Grants will be awarded to applicants that have received funding in FY 2001 through FY 2009 HBCU grant competitions. 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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

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: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports.

The progress report shall consist of a narrative and financial report.

In addition, annually a Program Logic Model must be submitted.

No cash reports are required.

The narrative portion of the progress report must reflect the activities undertaken during the reporting period.

The financial report must reflect the costs incurred by budget line items, as well as a cumulative summary of costs incurred during the reporting period.

Each grant's performance is monitored by HUD.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), 'Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations,' nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. 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.

Records

Must be kept in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0108-0-1-451 - Above appropriation code for FY 09; 86-0162-0-1-451 - Above appropriation code for FY 10 & FY 11.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 09 $9,000,000; FY 10 est $9,682,200; and FY 11 est $9,780,000

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the appropriate HUD Field Office listed in the General Section of the NOFA.

Headquarters Office

Sandra Susan Brunson, 451 7th Street, Room 8226, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Susan.S.Brunson@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-3852 Fax: (202) 708-0309.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed under each NOFA.



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