HUD Announces $5 Million Allocation to HBCUs for Research


In this Saturday, May 7, 2016 file photo, students cheer as President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech during the 2016 Howard University graduation ceremony in Washington. According the federal government a historically black college or university is an accredited learning institution started before 1964 that had a primary mission of educating black people. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $5 million in funding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to conduct housing and community research development. 

The aim is to support Research Centers of Excellence at HBCUs, which will focus on strategic areas of interest to HUD. These centers will produce evidence-based solutions to address challenges in underserved communities, including housing, community development, economic development, and the environment. 

The funding will enable HBCUs to expand their capacity for innovative research and to contribute to policy-making and positive change in these critical areas.

The initiative reflects HUD’s commitment to affordable housing and its emphasis on collaborating with institutions that prioritize Black and brown communities.

More information on how to apply for funding can be found on

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