2020 DHS SLA for Minority Serving Institutions

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Funding Opportunity ID: 328621
Opportunity Number: DHS-20-ST-062-001
Opportunity Title: 2020 DHS SLA for Minority Serving Institutions
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 97.062
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Successful applicants will be Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic- Serving Institutions (HSIs), Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI), Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs), or Tribal College or Universities (TCUs).Institutions must possess the capability to develop an enduring program of undergraduate education and relevant HSE research and development. Institutions must also be able to partner with a community college to provide research experience to its faculty and students, the capability to develop a pathway for students to transition from 2-year to 4-year degrees in HS-related fields, and the means to collaborate with existing DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs), who currently conduct investigations into areas critical to HS.
Agency Code: DHS-OPO
Agency Name: Department of Homeland Security
Office of Procurement Operations – Grants Division
Posted Date: Aug 10, 2020
Close Date: Oct 09, 2020
Last Updated Date: Aug 10, 2020
Award Ceiling: $470,000
Award Floor: $470,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $470,000
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Description: DHS S&T Office of University Program (OUP) is requesting applications for the SLAs from accredited U.S. colleges and universities defined as "minority institutions" by § 365(3) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) (20 U.S.C. § 1067k (3)). Awarded institutions will develop programs providing experiential learning activities for students already studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics an opportunity to connect to ongoing DHS research programs. SLA recipients will engage with local community colleges to identify the strengths of their local communities and promote their degree completion and transition from 2-year to 4-year institutions.
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