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HACU Member Advisory--November 22, 2004


New Army funding opportunities for HSIs

Focus of December meeting in New Orleans


Registration deadline: Nov. 27


The Army is hosting a national conference December 13-15 for Hispanic-Serving Institutions and other Minority Institutions to introduce new research, infrastructure development and engineering grant and contracting opportunities. Please note that the registration deadline is November 27.


HACU urges HSIs to attend this important meeting to position HSIs to secure important new federal funding resources. Please forward this HACU Member Advisory to senior staff, research and program directors, and urge them to register by November 27.


About the conference:

The U.S. Army Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Office (SADBU) will host the Army Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions Conference December 13-15, 2004, at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The goal is to assist and educate HSIs and other Minority Institutions to participate in new Army grants and contracting opportunities.


The national conference is also designed to strengthen the capacity of Minority Serving Institutions to participate in Army contracting and grants programs that support core mission requirements in research, development and engineering. More information on the Conference is available at


The registration fee is $100. Discounted room rates are available by calling the hotel directly at 1-888-696-4806 and identifying yourself as part of the "Army Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Group" or "The HBCU/MI Conference" to receive the negotiated group rate.


For more information:

Contact Rebecca Franklin, Conference Coordinator at (703) 693-5985 or



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