The purpose of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program is to assist HBCUs in expanding their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development, principally for persons
of low- and moderate-income, consistent with the purposes of the Title I of Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C.
§ et seq.) as amended.
For the purposes of this program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), the term locality includes any city, county, township, parish, village, or other general political subdivision of a state, or the U. S. Virgin Islands where the institution is located.
A target area is the area within the locality in which the institution will implement its proposed HBCU grant.
If an institution wants to provide services/activities in a location other than the target area of that institution, an applicant must provide justification in their application for why they want to do so.