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HACU Member Advisory--May 25, 2004

HACU member campuses win FY 2004 defense grants

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities applauds the award of FY 2004 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) grants to 11 HACU member colleges and universities in California, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico and Texas.

HACU member and associate member FY 2004 grant recipients for new funding from the DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions Infrastructure Support Program are:

  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • San Francisco State University in California
  • University of New Mexico
  • Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York
  • City College of the City University of New York (three grants)
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas, Brownsville
  • University of Texas, Pan American
  • University of Texas, San Antonio

These infrastructure and research grants are directly assisting our Hispanic higher education community to address the under-representation of Hispanics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. These grants are enhancing the research and infrastructure capacity of historically under-funded HSIs.

The DoD announced the award of 25 merit grants totaling $6.5 million to a total of 21 Hispanic-Serving and other Minority-Serving Institutions for FY 2004 in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD. The Army Research Office will award 12 equipment grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 and 13 research grants ranging from $300,000 to $500,000. Specific amounts will be negotiated with grant recipients this summer.

HACU is seeking substantial increases in future DoD funding for research and infrastructure support for HACU Member and Associate Member Institutions for FY 2005 and within the pending five-year reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

HACU urges your attendance at HACU’s 18th Annual Conference October 16-19 in Miami, Florida. This year’s conference will prove a crucial national platform to advocate for record new funding for these and other grant programs for the Hispanic higher education community. This year’s conference will also feature practical, interactive sessions on available and future competitive grant and research funding opportunities. Visit http://www.hacu.net/ for 18th Annual Conference information, early registration discounts and online registration forms. Please forward this HACU Member Advisory to appropriate staff. 

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