February 27, 2023

HACU to host virtual briefing for Hispanic-Serving Institutions on HUD new funding opportunity, March 1

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is partnering with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer a virtual briefing on a new $5.5 million funding opportunity for Hispanic-Serving Institutions to establish research Centers of Excellence (COEs), Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 2-3 p.m. ET.

HACU member presidents/CEOs, chancellors, and grant administrators are invited to attend the briefing. To register click here.

HUD intends to make up to three awards to conduct research projects on multiple topics of strategic interest to HUD to assist in the establishment of Innovative Research Center(s) of Excellence (COE) at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Housing and economic development topics include but are not limited to home ownership, the production and availability of affordable housing, neighborhood distress including abandoned or low-quality housing issues, housing shortage including issues of overcrowding and/or homelessness, and related issues.

  • Estimated Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
  • Estimated Award Floor: $1,500,000
  • Length of Project Period: 36-month project period and budget period.

DEADLINE: The deadline has been extended to June 1, 2023. HUD strongly recommends you submit your applications at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems. Click here for additional information, including eligibility requirements, and to apply.

For questions about this virtual briefing, please contact Xiomara Santos at

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