President Biden Announces Appointments to Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

THE WHITE HOUSE

 

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announces his intent to appoint qualified and diverse leaders to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The President’s Board will advance the goal of the HBCU Initiative, established by the Carter Administration, to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to its students and continue serving as engines of opportunity.

In 2021, President Biden appointed Drs. Tony Allen and Glenda Glover to serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, respectively. In February, he appointed Dr. Dietra Trent as executive director of the White House HBCU Initiative.

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting the vital mission of HBCUs. Through the American Rescue Plan, grant funding, and by forgiving capital improvement debt of many these institutions, the Biden-Harris Administration has already committed more than $5.8 billion in supportReestablishing the White House HBCU Initiative – and appointing qualified and diverse individuals to the Board – will allow the administration to build on that financial commitment with continued institutional support.

President Biden announces his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve as members on the board:

  • Makola M. Abdullah
  • Javaune Adams-Gaston
  • Paige Blake
  • Thasunda Brown Duckett
  • Willie A. Deese
  • Patrick Cokley
  • Monica Goldson
  • Brett J. Hart
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Beverly W. Hogan
  • Lisa P. Jackson
  • Shevrin D. Jones
  • Walter M. Kimbrough
  • William F. L. Moses
  • Christopher E. Paul
  • Quinton T. Ross Jr.
  • Ruth J. Simmons
  • Janeen Uzzell

Makola M. Abdullah

Dr. Makola M. Abdullah is the 14th President of Virginia State University (VSU). He is a member of numerous boards and committees including: Council of 1890s Presidents for Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU); Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College, and the Council of Presidents for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education, and Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Prior to his appointment as President of Virginia State University, Dr. Abdullah served as provost and senior vice president at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, and dean and director of 1890 land grant programs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. Dr. Abdullah is a Chicago native. He earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University in civil engineering and his doctorate and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Northwestern University. He is the youngest African American to receive a Ph.D. in engineering. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He and his wife, Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah, Ph.D., are the proud parents of a son, Mikaili, and a daughter, Sefiyetu, who both are college graduates.

Javaune Adams-Gaston

Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D., serves as the seventh President of Norfolk State University, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s largest Historically Black College and University in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Adams-Gaston is committed to the mission of Norfolk State University to transform the lives of students through access to higher education and excellence in scholarship, career preparation, and service. Dr. Adams-Gaston is committed to student success and the development of the student holistically through academic excellence, mentorship, mental and physical wellness, internships, and civic engagement. Since her arrival on campus in June 2019, Dr. Adams-Gaston has advocated for increased financial support for the benefit of students, faculty and staff and the stability of the institution. Dr. Adams-Gaston was pivotal in securing a $40 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott—the largest single gift in NSU’s history. She has led the university in successful efforts to secure grants and partnerships from corporations such as Microsoft, Netflix, Apple, IBM, Dominion Energy, and others. Under her tenure, NSU has been designated a Top 20 HBCU for consecutive years in U.S News and World Report Rankings. Prior to becoming President at Norfolk State University, Dr. Adams-Gaston served as Senior Vice President for Student Life at The Ohio State University. During her career at the University of Maryland, Dr. Adams-Gaston held numerous positions including psychologist, associate dean in academic affairs, assistant athletic director, equity administrator, and graduate faculty member. Dr. Adams-Gaston had a practice for 25 years as a licensed psychologist and as an educator, she is frequently asked to provide speeches, lectures, and to serve on panels regarding student success and leadership.

Paige Blake

Paige Blake is a 20-year-old native of Prince George’s County, Maryland. She is a junior at Bowie State University where she majors in Biology and is on the pre-med track. Paige plans to attend medical school to study Neurology to help others with Spina Bifida and other neurological conditions. Paige was diagnosed at age 4 with a rare form of Sacral Agenesis (a form of Spina Bifida). Over time she’s learned the importance of advocacy after having her own share of hardships in her life with her disability. Paige has used her personal experiences to advocate and help others in various ways, such as organizing donation drives with her Girl Scout troop where they sent medical supplies to countries overseas and working with The Congressional Black Caucus and President Obama’s White House Initiative on African American Excellence to advocate for disabled students. Currently, Paige has been named the 2021-2022 White House Initiative HBCU Competitiveness Scholar for Bowie State University. She also is working with The University System of Maryland Student Council as the Director of Student Affairs, where she advocates for students to ensure that present and future college students in the state of Maryland will have positive and equal opportunities.

Thasunda Brown Duckett

Thasunda Brown Duckett is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, a Fortune 100 provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people working in higher education, healthcare and other mission-driven organizations. As TIAA’s CEO, Duckett leads a company whose mission is defined by financial inclusion and opportunity – goals and values she has upheld throughout her career. Duckett joined TIAA after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Chase Consumer Banking, where she oversaw a banking network with more than $600 billion in deposits and 50,000 employees. Duckett serves on the boards of NIKE, Inc., Brex Inc., Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Sesame Workshop, National Medal of Honor Museum, Economic Club of New York, University of Houston Board of Visitors and Dean’s Advisory Board for the Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. She’s a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Jack and Jill of America Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston and an MBA from Baylor University.

Willie A. Deese

Willie A. Deese is a retired pharmaceutical executive and corporate board member whose career spans 5 decades.  He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing at Merck and Co. Inc.  He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and credits his alma mater with providing him the foundational platform on which he was able to build a successful career.  He is recognized for his expertise in manufacturing and supply chain management as well as his proactive contributions defining healthy, engaged corporate cultures, implementing environmental and sustainability standards, DEI practices and policies, and leadership development.  He fervently believes that when we level the playing field by providing equitable resources and opportunities for all, it leads to positive outcomes that have an exponential impact on society.  Recently, North Carolina A&T named its College of Business and Economics in his honor.

Patrick Cokley

Patrick Cokley works to bring issues of inclusion to the forefront of all communities. In his role as Chief of Organizing Advocacy and Learning at Civic Influencers, Patrick believes in the importance of giving all young people the tools they need to be engaged citizens with the ability to bring positive change to their communities. Patrick’s dedication to service stems from the values he learned from his family as well as time at an HBCU. As a graduate of Howard University, Patrick believes that it is imperative that the disability and traditional diversity communities learn to work together as they both share the core values of inclusion. Only together can our communities realize the success of an America that is inclusive of all of its citizens. Originally from South Carolina, Patrick now makes his home in New Jersey. In addition to being a person who is low vision, Patrick is also the parent of two children with disabilities.

Monica Goldson

Dr. Monica Goldson, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), is the dedicated and dynamic leader of the 20th largest school district in the nation. A three-time HBCU graduate, she is committed to creating transformative experiences that propel students to their highest levels of excellence. Dr. Goldson focuses on doing what is best for students and educators, especially amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her longtime advocacy for public education was key in mobilizing the PGCPS community to provide laptops, internet service and technology assistance to families in need while building virtual learning from the ground up. Beyond the schoolhouse, she is a member of Chiefs for Change, a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington, and a board member of Nonprofit Prince George’s and the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Goldson holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Florida A&M University, a master’s degree in Elementary and Secondary School Administration from Bowie State University, and a doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University. She has two adult sons, both graduates of Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Brett Hart

Brett Hart is President of United Airlines and is responsible for leading the company’s external-facing teams as well as operational workgroups including Technical Operations, Airport Operations, Corporate Safety, United Ground Express and Network Operations. He also oversees business-critical functions such as the customer experience, government affairs, corporate real estate, human resources, and labor relations teams.  Mr. Hart previously served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for United.  A longtime resident of Chicago, Mr. Hart has been extensively involved in social, cultural, and economic causes impacting his home community.  Brett serves on the boards of World Business Chicago, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Northwestern Medical Group, and the Obama Foundation Inclusion Council. Brett received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and English from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. He is married and has three sons.

Taraji P. Henson

Academy Award-nominated and SAG and Golden Globe-winning actor, filmmaker, and activist, Taraji P. Henson quickly rose to fame after her breakout performance in the critically acclaimed film Hustle & Flow.  In 2020, Henson wrapped her iconic run as “Cookie Lyon” in Fox’s hit musical drama Empire, which has earned her three Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics Choice Award, and three BET Awards. Prior credits include Hidden Figures, which won her a SAG for Best Ensemble, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination.  In Summer 2022, she has Minions: The Rise of Gru and is currently in production on Blitz Bazawule’s The Color Purple, where she will star as Shug Avery. Henson launched TPH Entertainment with upcoming projects including Two-Faced with Bron Entertainment, which will mark Henson’s feature film directorial debut, Alessandro Camon’s Time Alone, which Henson will also star in, and Sorcerority, which she will co-produce with Game Changer Films and Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions. In October 2016, Henson released her New York Times bestselling novel “Around The Way Girl.” Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 in honor of her late father, which provides scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offers mental health services to youth in urban schools, and works to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women. Henson recently co-hosted the Facebook Watch series on mental health called Peace of Mind with Taraji, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. In 2019, Henson received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Beverly W. Hogan

Beverly Wade Hogan has a long and distinguished career as a public administrator, educator, community leader and humanitarian. As the first woman to lead the historic institution, Hogan served as President at Tougaloo College for 17 years. She retired with the distinction of President Emerita. She had also served the College as the founding director of the George A. and Ruth B. Owens Health, Wellness and Human Resources Center, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Interim President. During her presidential tenure, she and her team enhanced the college’s curricula with new undergraduate and graduate degree programs and  expanded partnerships with major research institutions for three plus two degree programs in law, engineering, and public health; established the Undergraduate Research Center, the Center for International Studies and Global Change, the Institute for the Study of Modern Day Slavery, the Early College High School; and made significant improvements in campus physical and technological infrastructure. Prior to becoming a college president, Hogan served as Commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Commission; Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Federal State Programs; Executive Director of the Mental Health Association. She is a national voice for higher education, having served on the board of directors for the Council of Independent Colleges, National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities, NAFEO and UNCF. She was appointed by former President Barack Obama to the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

Lisa P. Jackson

Lisa P. Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, where she leads the company’s environmental initiatives, racial equity and justice initiative, global education policy programs, product accessibility efforts, corporate giving and philanthropic partnerships, and worldwide government affairs. Her work includes driving Apple’s support for HBCUs through coding initiatives, innovation partnerships and the launch of the Propel Center. Under President Barack Obama, she served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, becoming the first Black person to hold the position. She also served as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, following nearly 20 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lisa has been recognized as a leader in business and sustainability by numerous publications, including Ebony’s Power 100, Black Enterprise’s Women of Power, Essence Magazine’s 40 Women Who Have Influenced the World lists, and Women of Color magazine. She is the recipient of Princeton’s James Madison Medal and Tulane University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, among others. Lisa holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. She also holds an honorary degree from Spelman College and maintains close ties to Xavier University in New Orleans. She serves on the boards of Tulane University, the American Film Institute, and Conservation International and is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Lisa and her husband Kenneth reside in San Francisco.

Shevrin Jones

Florida State Senator Shevrin “Shev” Jones is an educator, public servant, and consensus builder who has dedicated his life to serving others and building pathways to opportunity. Thanks to the encouragement of his close-knit family and supportive teachers, Jones recognized from a young age the power of education as the great equalizer, a foundation that drove Shevrin into teaching to help students reach their full potential. A proud graduate of Florida A&M University, Jones taught high school chemistry in Broward Public Schools before founding L.E.A.D. Nation, a South Florida nonprofit organization committed to youth leadership development and social entrepreneurship training. Jones’ firsthand look at the inequities in education and society at large propelled him to enter public service, and since 2013, he has served in the Florida legislature, championing meaningful bipartisan legislation including two consecutive bills to secure dignity for incarcerated women; statewide expansion of a clean syringe exchange program; safety and oversight for athletic coaches for youth athletic teams; increased investment in underserved communities; and greater transparency and accountability for law enforcement. The first LGBTQ State Senator elected in Florida history, Jones served on President Barack Obama’s College Promise Task Force and is an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Young Elected Officials Network, and Millennial Action Project’s Florida Future Caucus. Today, Jones is completing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University.

Walter M. Kimbrough

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough was his high school salutatorian and student bodypresident, and went on to earn degrees from the University of Georgia, Miami University in Ohio, and a doctorate in higher education from Georgia State University. He has enjoyed a fulfilling career in student affairs, serving at Emory University, Georgia State University, Old Dominion University, and Albany State University. In October of 2004, at the age of 37, he was named the 12th President of Philander Smith College. In 2012, he became the 7th President of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college. Recently he has emerged as one of the leaders discussing free speech on college campuses. Kimbrough also has been noted for his active use of social media. He was cited by Education Dive as one of 10 college presidents on Twitter who are doing it right and was profiled in the text, “Digital Leadership In Higher Education.” In 2020 he was named by College Cliffs as one of 50 Top U.S. College and University Presidents.

William F. L. Moses

William F. L. Moses serves as Managing Director for the Kresge Foundation’s Education Program, which supports postsecondary access and success for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students in the United States and South Africa. The key architect of Kresge’s education programming, Bill leads the team’s continuum of grant activities and for more than 20 years has awarded grants to HBCUs and MSIs, including UNCF, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Paul Quinn College, Delaware State University, Jackson State University, and Xavier University, among others. Prior to joining Kresge, Bill served as Executive Director of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, a Senior Analyst at the Investor Responsibility Research Center, a research officer at TechnoServe, and in various positions at the Alaska State Legislature, and the federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Bill holds a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University, and is the author of A Guide to American State and Local Laws on South Africa and co-author of Corporate Responsibility in a Changing South Africa.  Bill currently serves on the advisory committees or boards of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, APIA Scholars, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s External Leadership Council, College Promise, Detroit College Access Network, and the Seal of Excelencia.

Christopher Paul

Christopher “Chris” Paul is a twelve-time NBA All-Star with the Phoenix Suns, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and is listed as one of the NBA’s 75 greatest players in NBA history. Off the court, he’s a father, husband, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. His leadership and impact are well noted in the sports industry as he recently ended an eight-year tenure as the President of the National Basketball Players Association. His advocacy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is extremely important and through his Chris Paul Family Foundation, he has actively expanded a Business of Entertainment Media and Sports special topics course at NC A& T, Southern University, Winston Salem State and Clark Atlanta University.  His production company, Ohh Dip!!! creates content across multiple platforms, which includes the Why Not Us franchise of shows with NC Central Men’s Basketball and FAMU Football. Paul co-launched the Social Change Fund United dedicated to investing in and supporting organizations focused on empowering communities of color and advocating for the human rights of all black lives. His philanthropic efforts have earned him the 2016 ESPYs “Humanitarian of the Year” award, 2016 Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award, the NBA Community Assist Award five times, and most recently the inaugural Kobe and Gigi Bryant Advocacy Award for his significant contributions to the advancement of girls’ and women’s basketball and advocacy for the WNBA.

Quinton T. Ross Jr.

Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., is entering his fifth year as President of Alabama State University, having assumed the leadership role at his alma mater on October 3, 2017. His tenure has been marked by transformative and innovative leadership that has included a 130 percent increase in fundraising, expansion of national and global partnerships, advancement of strategic initiatives under the brand of “CommUniversity,” and an increased emphasis on student success. President Ross is a three-time graduate of Alabama State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education English, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law. Dr. Ross is a distinguished career educator with more than 28 years of experience in Higher and K-12 public education. Prior to becoming the University’s 15th President, Dr. Ross served with distinction as a senator in the Alabama Legislature for four terms.

Ruth J. Simmons

Ruth J. Simmons is President of Prairie View A&M University. Prior to joining Prairie View, she served as President of Smith College from 1995 to 2001 and President of Brown University from 2001 to 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dillard University and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. Simmons serves on the Council of the Smithsonian National Museum of History and Culture and the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch.

Janeen Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell is the Chief Executive Officer at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the largest Black STEM community impacting society and industry. In her former role as the Chief Operating Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, Janeen drove process improvement and helped launch the Wikimedia Knowledge Equity Fund to address racial inequities in free knowledge. For nearly two decades, she held various roles at General Electric, working in healthcare technologies in some of the world’s most challenging environments. As the head of Women in Technology, she accelerated the number of women in technical roles. Her previous roles at GE included Global Director of External Affairs and Technology Programs, Director of Healthcare Programs at GE Africa (where Janeen lived for several years as an Ex-Pat in Accra, Ghana), Director of Global Healthcare Programs, Director of Healthcare Disparity Programs, and Director of Service Operations. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the United Nations Global Leadership Award and one of ADWEEK’s Top Black Women Trailblazers in Tech. Janeen received her Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and an MBA in International Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Janeen fuses her passion for social justice and her leadership to shine light on inequality in tech spaces and forge opportunities for others. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family and friends in Washington, D.C.

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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending March 25, 2022

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WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, EXCELLENCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES


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Meet the Initiative’s New Leadership!

Dr. Dietra Trent

Executive Director & Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary

Dietra Trent earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Hampton University and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has over twenty-five years of experience working to advance equity for Virginia’s most disadvantaged populations. Most recently, she served in several leadership positions at George Mason University, including chief of staff and interim VP for Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics. In 2016, Dr. Trent was appointed as Virginia’s Secretary of Education. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Secretary of Education, a position she also held during the administration of then-Governor Tim Kaine. Having served in the Administrations of three former Governors (including Mark Warner), as well as the Office of Congressman Bobby Scott, she has a wealth of federal, state, and higher education experience.



Virtual Events!



Labor

U.S. Department of Labor

Join this LEAD Center webinar with speakers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor to learn more about the racial wealth gap and financial resources.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

2:00-3:30PM, ET

See Flyer to Register!!



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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqI

  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg



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U. S. Department of Commerce

NTIA will host a pre-Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) technical assistance (TA) webinar series in March–May 2022 in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These pre-NOFO technical assistance webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand NTIA’s IIJA broadband grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.

NTIA will hold these IIJA Pre-NOFO TA webinars based on the following schedule:

Webinar #3: Enabling Conditions

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #4: Digital Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #5: Managing Costs & Supply Chains

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 2:30–4:00

You can also access each webinar’s event webpage for registration details and other important information on the BroadbandUSA website at https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/events/latest-events.



IRS

Internal Revenue Service

During the month of March 2022, several divisions from the Internal Revenue Service will be highlighting different positions which we anticipate multiple openings nationwide in FY 2022.  If you did not make our last sessions in Oct 2021. Here is another opportunity for you to come hear about these wonderful careers. Please click on the links below to register for any of these sessions.

Mar 29, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Compliance & Appeals careers

Mar 31, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni Hiring Process & Resume tips



Student Opportunities!



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Peace Corps

Check out the Peace Corps Event held last month: Bringing the World to Your Campus: Education, Service, and Career Pathways with the Peace CorpsTo view a recording of the webinar, please CLICK HERE.



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AmeriCorps

Summer of Service, AmeriCorps NCCC is recruiting for summer members and summer team leaders through March 31, 2022.

AmeriCorps has recently created a new Summer of Service, a short-term, environment-focused experience within our NCCC program. In addition to developing employable skills and meeting young adults from around the nation, those who complete Summer of Service receive a $1,300 award. I encourage you to share this with young people ages 18-26 to make their summer count and kickstart their environmental impact career with a service and leadership opportunity. Selected applicants will complete a hands-on project focused on environmental stewardship and/or climate change mitigation.

Summer of Service members will serve alongside a team of their peers and can even apply with a friend to serve together. Members will deploy to Aurora, Colorado, for two weeks of training and then serve full-time for two months at project sites nationwide. Those interested may also apply to be a Team Leader and serve for 3 months, supervising the work and members of the teams. All members and Team Leaders will receive food, lodging, travel, and a modest stipend during their service term—plus the completion award mentioned above.

Here are the details:

  • Service Term: June 13 – Aug. 16
  • Age Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be 18-26 years old
  • Cash Award: $1,300 for completion
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 11:59 p.m. ET


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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program Application

ED’s Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

 Students may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, eligible students submit their individual research narratives and application forms to their home IHE. The IHE compiles all eligible individual student applications for inclusion in the institutional application that is submitted to ED..

How to Apply: The FY 2022 application is available online through the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 system until April 6.Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2022 competition.

To learn more about the DDRA Program, check out the recently recorded Fellow Alumni Panel: Application Tips, now streaming on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Da5YM-ROF4U. The panel included Dr. Ashlee Dauphinais Civitello (2018, Brazil), Dr. Keshia Harris (2016, Brazil & Colombia), and Dr. David Krolikoski (2015, South Korea).



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LevelTen Energy, Energy Scholars

Renewable Energy Mentorship Program featuring Google, LevelTen Energy, EnergyGPS, and Vestas

Program Dates: June 14-August 8, 2022 ; Location: Seattle, Washington

Apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/leveltenenergy/jobs/4374290004

Overview: Accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy is one of the most important challenges of our lifetime. Key to doing this successfully is ensuring that leading companies can identify, recruit, and nurture skilled young professionals with the potential to lead this critical and fast-growing industry.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Paid summer internships (monthly stipend, travel, and accommodation)
  • Clear pathways to subsequent internships and full-time positions, as scholars hone their career preferences over time
  • Explore beautiful Seattle, WA

Eligibility & Expectations:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Strong energy interest
  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills (some demonstrated course work)
  • A commitment to the program, willingness to learn, and a passion for renewable energy
  • A commitment to spending the duration of the program in Seattle

Students from under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Application link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/leveltenenergy/jobs/4374290004



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Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool have an exciting opportunity to share with students within the diversity pipeline – our BUILD Externship Program. The Whirlpool BUILD Externship Program is an immersive learning experience for current sophomores that takes place virtually throughout the summer (several days in June/July), culminating in a 2-day in-person/virtual all-expenses-paid career trek to our Global Headquarters in August.

In addition to the posting submitted online, we also wanted to reach out to see if you could help advertise this opportunity to your many talented students. I have attached various versions of our event flyer (in case there are issues with one vs the other) and a copy of the job description, as well as some general application requirements listed below for your reference. Additional information can also be found on our website. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline: 4/3/22
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Sponsorship: WPL does not sponsor. Students must be U.S citizens/permanent residents
  • Class type: candidates must be sophomores at the time of application

BUILD Leadership Development Job Description



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AmeriCorps

Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Program

AmeriCorps is now recruiting for its Paid Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Program scheduled for June 6, 2022 – August 19, 2022.

AmeriCorps takes pride in the work it does to “Get Things Done for America” and appreciates the contributions its interns make to move forward the mission of promoting national service every day. We understand how work knowledge gained through these experiences can shape the future and careers of the participants. That is why we would like to partner with you and provide undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds the opportunity to work closely with America’s largest grant maker for service and receive hands on experience working in the Federal Government.

Students may apply using the this link. Please feel free to socialize it with your network of students. Thank you in advance and we look forward to working with you to bring talented and passionate individuals to our team!



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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Apply for CBCF’s HBCU Scholarship by April 30 2022

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) invites your institution to participate in a partnership to ensure educational opportunities, maximize retention, and increase graduation rates for Black students through its HBCU Social Justice Scholarships under its National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice portfolio. (NREI)

The HBCU Social Justice Scholarships will be disbursed on an annual basis to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level students pursuing studies related to social justice to include, but not limited to, criminal justice, education, civil rights, or community/economic development. Scholarships are one-time allotments. The HBCU Social Justice Scholarship is accepting applications until April 30, 2022. https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/921

In addition, CBCF offers four intern programs, five fellowship opportunities, and funding for 10 scholarships under its Leadership Institute. https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities 

For more information, contact mcooper@cbcfinc.org.



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U.S. Department of Energy

DOE’s Office of Science is Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards . The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due on May 4.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses, while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.

More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.



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National Science Foundation

Summer 2022: Accepting Applications for Purdue University Applied Energy Research Experience for Undergrads

We are on Year 2 of our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program titled REU Site: Growing Entrepreneurially-Minded Undergraduate Researchers with New Product Development in Applied Energy.

Program details and application can be found here: www.PurdueREU.com. In addition, an informational flyer is attached. Application deadline is April 15, 2022. However, we plan to consider applications as they are submitted. 

Please share this opportunity with students who:

  • Want to earn $6000 during Summer 2022
  • Can commit 10 weeks to living on Purdue’s campus and conducting research in both an independent and team based environment
  • Want to learn about applied energy academic research and real-world customer discovery commercialization research
  • *Are engineering or engineering technology majors
  • *Are entering their junior or senior year
  • *Identify as a federally recognized underrepresented minority (URM)

*Are enrolled at a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution (e.g., Historically Black College and University, Hispanic Serving Institution, Tribal College and University)

NSF REU Informational Flyer – Summer 2022 – General Deadline.pdf



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National Labor Relations Board

2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private-sector employees to improve their wages and working conditions. Our agency’s mission is to protect workplace democracy by promoting and enforcing the rights and obligations of employees, unions, and employers under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”). The NLRB invites College & University Students and Career Advisors to attend our 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar on Wednesday, April 6th, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST. The objective of this event is to provide information about the NLRB and access to student internship opportunities to include: Honors (law clerks – unbarred & attorneys – barred), Pathways (all majors), Apprenticeship (all majors), and Student Volunteer (all majors) programs. This event is a fantastic way to explore career paths at the NLRB! Attend our Internship Webinar for information on internship career paths and more.

You may visit us at www.nlrb.gov/careers or contact us directly at careers@nlrb.gov.

Career Advisors and Students can register in advance using the following LINK.

After registering for the 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with pertinent information. View the flyer here: NLRB 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar Flyer.pdf



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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg



 Employment Opportunities!



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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is sharing links to our lists of career and internship opportunities, along with other information of interest to potential applicants.

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.



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U.S. Department of Labor

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is one of the premier civil rights agencies in the Federal Government. For more than 50 years we have been on the front lines of protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the laws which require those who do business with the Federal Government – contractors and subcontractors – to take affirmative action and prohibit discrimination in employment.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

1 vacancy: Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA; Richmond, VA

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Technical Expert), GS-0360-13

Salary Range: $97,378 – $138,868 , Closes: Friday, April 1, 2022

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service-Current or former competitive service federal employees.; Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) – Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.; Land & base management – Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.; Military spouses; Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista; Veterans

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) – Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.; The public – U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

For questions, please refer to the Agency Contact Information identified in the full announcement.


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Veterans Employment and Training Service

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), Office of National Programs (ONP).  ONP provides national leadership and oversight, establishes national policy, and is responsible for the development and oversight of the Agency’s veteran employment and training programs and the provision of technical assistance.

Please see the link below that includes an announcement in USAJOBS for a Supervisory Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-14. This announcement will close Friday, March 25th, 2022.

Link to MS-22-DAL-VETS-031: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/642405300



APIC

Association for Professionals in Infection Control

About The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) APIC is the leading association for infection prevention (IPs) with more than15,000 members.  APIC’s mission is to advance the science and practice of infection prevention and controlAPIC employees enjoy a generous benefits package and flexible telecommute options.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology(APIC) is seeking the following full-time positions:

  • Executive Director, Center for Infection Prevention & Control
  • Research, Practice, & Innovation (CIPCRPI)
  • Director, Governance & Special Initiatives
  • Director, Accounting

The job announcements for eachposition are attached for more information and requirements.  Resumes canbe submitted to the job links or emailed to jobs@cessnasearch.com.

About the Vice President, Government Affairs: The VP of Government Affairs reports to the CEO and represents the Association, primarily with the federal government, in matters dealing with federal legislative and political issues affecting business aviation. The VP manages and mentors staff and assists with the development of legislative and regulatory strategy. Requires a BA plus at least eight years of experience.

About the National Business Aviation Association: The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive, and successful.  NBAA offers generous benefits and a collegial work environment in the heart of the nation’s capital.

About the Director, Accounting: The Director of Accounting directs and manages the accounting functions for APIC and its subsidiaries.  This position will establish and maintain the company’s overall account systems, procedures, and policies.  Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field plus a minimum of ten years of experience running the day-to-day accounting and finance operations of an organization. https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=75f132ac-ed9b-4550-b6cb-bb942832fe39&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US



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White House Leadership Development Program

Open 02/07/2022 – 04/15/2022

The White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) is a one-year placement program for GS-15 career employees to work on the federal government’s highest priority challenges. This allows employees to gain experience on cross-agency initiatives and work outside of their area of subject matter expertise. Find more information about the program and its nomination process here: https://www.pic.gov/whldp/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grade GS-15 or equivalent
  • Approval from supervisor and participating agency
  • Ability to participate for 1 full-year in a full-time position

More information: 2022 Program Guide



National and Federal Opportunities!



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U.S. Department of Education

Pre- Application Technical Assistance, Needs Analysis

The Needs Analysis is a critical evaluation factor to the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) application. The Needs Analysis outlines who the institution is, how it is committed to international education, why there is a need for UISFL funding, and how the UISFL grant will yield positive results for students. The core intent of the UISFL program is to build capacity at institutions, and the Needs Analysis speaks to the need for assistance to build international education capacity.

See attached flyer for more information!



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Federal Aviation Administration

Advancing the Nation through Aviation! Participate in the FAAs virtual series to learn more about aviation grants available through the office of NextGeN

See attached flyer for webinar schedule!



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U.S. Department of Justice

Funding Opportunity from the National Institute of Justice, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System: A Study of Existing Evidence and Public Policy Implications 

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released the solicitation “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System: A Study of Existing Evidence and Public Policy Implications.” for funding.

Racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system have been well documented in the research literature. Black people, Hispanic and Latino populations, and Native Americans are disproportionately represented in arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration rates. Communities of color often experience high levels of crime and victimization, and inequities in public safety and access of justice. These disparities may be manifested at any point in the justice system including in policing practices (to include identification of and interactions with victims of crime), equal access to justice and services, availability of defense resources, pre-trial release practices, charging and disposition decisions, sanctions imposed, access to treatment services and victim assistance, and post-release programming. You can download the solicitation here.

  • Eligible Applicants: For profit organizations other than small businesses, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Other (see solicitation)
  • Deadlines: Note that there are two deadlines for this solicitation. April 26, 2022 for submission to Grants.Gov and May 10, 2022 for submission to JustGrants.

About the Office of Justice Programs



NTIA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce is soliciting  30-60 day detailees (NTE 90 days)  to get us through the Programmatic Review Phase for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.  The program will award $268 million in grants to Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), Minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and consortiums led by these institutions for the purchase of broadband internet access service, or any eligible equipment, or to hire and train information technology personnel. See:  https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/grant-programs/connecting-minority-communities-pilot-program

If you are interested, please contact Scott Woods, Director, Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, NTIA, swoods@ntia.gov



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U.S. Department of Education

Early Childhood Personnel Equity Center NIA was published in the Federal Register earlier this week.

Please see the links below for this new OSEP funding opportunity.

If you have any questions, please email: tracie.dickson@ed.gov



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 National Institute of Health

The NIH Common Fund’s New Funding opportunity to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity, Due May 23, 2022. The NIH has established a new initiative called UNITE to end structural racism and racial inequities throughout the biomedical research enterprise. Part of ending racial inequities in biomedical research will be to ensure NIH-supported research benefits the health of all populations, especially those whose health is negatively impacted by racism. For this reason, conducting new research into health disparities, minority health, and health equity is an important goal of UNITE.

The NIH Common Fund re-issued RFA-RM-22-001: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-22-001.html

NIH staff intend to hold a Pre-Application Webinar for all interested prospective applicants with live TA.We encourage applicants to watch the recording and view slides from the technical assistant pre-application webinar to help prepare an application for this FOA posted on https://commonfund.nih.gov/healthdisparitiestransformation.

If you have questions about the FOAs, please email CFHealthDisparities@nih.gov



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U.S. Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity – Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) in cooperation with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for your participation. The FY 2022 DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) seeks unclassified research proposals, basic or applied, from HBCU/MI in research topics of interest to DoD and ONR. Applications are due by May 06, 2022.

The FOA aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate more fully in all DoD research programs and activities; (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission; and (d) encourage commitments by the eligible institutions to invest time and resources that will elevate their standing from R2 status to R1 status commensurate with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. To apply, please visit the provided FOA Link or search grants.gov, FOA Number N00014-22-S-F005: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338321



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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development Grants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development grants.  The NOFO is now available at grants.gov and closes on April 5, 2022.  All institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to forward this message to others that may be interested.

If you have questions regarding grants, please contact: Nancy Hebron-Isreal; Program Manager, Sr. Grants Administrative Specialist , Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nancy.Hebron-Isreal@nrc.gov; 301-415-6996



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U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities:



U.S. Department of Education Announces Action to Support HBCU Response to Bomb Threats

 

MARCH 16, 2022

 

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris and the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have recently experienced a bomb threat resulting in a disruption to the campus learning environment, are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program.

Project SERV provides short-term immediate funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) that have experienced a violent or traumatic incident to assist in restoring a safe environment conducive to learning.

“The recent bomb threats experienced by HBCUs have shaken students and fractured their sense of safety and belonging, which are critical to their academic success and wellbeing,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “We, at the Department of Education, recognize how these threats evoke a painful history of violence against Black Americans in this country that is especially traumatizing to HBCU students, faculty, and staff. Today’s announcement will improve access to Project SERV grants for HBCUs as these institutions work to address students’ mental health needs, shore up campus security, and restore learning environments so that they can get back to doing what they do best—educating the next generation of great leaders.”

The Department will work with HBCUs that have received recent bomb threats to determine if Project SERV can help with immediate needs, such as targeted mental health resources or enhanced security to restore the learning environment on their campuses. Funding for Project SERV is limited, and awards typically range from $50,000 to $150,000 per school.

“The bomb threats against HBCUs, particularly concentrated in Black History Month, constitute a uniquely traumatic event, given the history of bombings as a tactic to intimidate and provoke fear in Black Americans during the long struggle for civil rights in the 20th century,” said Dietra Trent, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “In this context, even the threat of bombings at HBCUs can have a deep and unsettling impact on students, faculty, and staff that significantly disrupts the learning environment. Our HBCUs are pillars of strength and resiliency, and we will continue working to promote policies and practices that fortify that strength and advance educational equity, excellence, and economic opportunity through these institutions.”

The Biden-Harris Administration is taking a whole-of-government approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff and faculty, and addressing these repeated threats to HBCU campuses. Following the first reports of the threats, Secretary Cardona and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas hosted a briefing with more than 40 presidents of HBCUs from across the nation to share information about grant programs, training resources, and other tools available to HBCUs to strengthen campus safety and security. Biden-Harris Administration leaders have also recently visited HBCU campuses, hearing firsthand about the need to modernize and update their operations, including campus safety and security, and the need for more resources to help bolster mental health services due to increased apprehension across the campus community.

In addition to today’s announcement, the Department will provide HBCUs with a compendium of the resources that are available across the Federal government. These other resources can help with long-term improvements to campus mental health programs, campus safety and emergency management planning and response.

An HBCU that experienced a recent bomb threat may receive more information about the opportunity for support under Project SERV by emailing project.serv@ed.gov.

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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending March 11, 2022

WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, EXCELLENCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Thank you for subscribing to the U.S. Department of Education, Initiative weekly newsletter. If you have questions about any of the opportunities listed or would like your organizations resources and events included in our next distribution, please email: HBCUnewsletter@ed.gov

National Endowment for the Arts

As we mark the one year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan bill signing, we want to express our gratitude for the role you played in helping us provide pandemic relief to arts and cultural organizations across the country. We also want to provide you with the NEA’s ARP fact sheet, which we encourage you to share with your networks.

While the NEA’s Recue Plan program represents a historic investment in the arts and culture sector, we recognize that the extraordinary financial needs of organizations and communities far outweigh the available funds awarded through the program. We encourage any applicants who weren’t recommended for ARP or other current grants to pursue future grant opportunities with the NEA and regional, state, and local arts agencies.

Virtual Events!

Federal Student Aid Webinar Series Announced

ED’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office announced its Wednesday Webinar Series — live, two-hour webinars that will cover a variety of topics related to federal student aid programs. FSA staff will present the first seven webinars in this occasional series from February to May 2022. Additional webinars will be added in the future. You do not need to register for the webinars. Participation will be available on a first  come, first served basis, with up to 10,000 attendees permitted for each session.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • March 23, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

U. S. Department of Commerce

NTIA will host a pre-Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) technical assistance (TA) webinar series in March–May 2022 in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These pre-NOFO technical assistance webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand NTIA’s IIJA broadband grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.

NTIA will hold these IIJA Pre-NOFO TA webinars based on the following schedule:

Webinar #2: Engagement & Partnerships

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #3: Enabling Conditions

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #4: Digital Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #5: Managing Costs & Supply Chains

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 2:30–4:00

You can also access each webinar’s event webpage for registration details and other important information on the BroadbandUSA website at https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/events/latest-events.

Federal Aviation Administration

Join the FAA for Women’s History Month events as we continue to build the future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at the FAA!

Wednesday, March 23 – Words Matter: Creating Inclusive Language in Aerospace 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/Vv614y7R4uM

This will be an engaging conversation with dynamic women who lead in various functions and at varying levels across the FAA. Join us, get inspired, and connect with ladies of action, taking action to break glass ceilings, create a more inclusive, creative, and innovative environment for everyone in the aerospace community.

Internal Revenue Service

During the month of March 2022, several divisions from the Internal Revenue Service will be highlighting different positions which we anticipate multiple openings nationwide in FY 2022.  If you did not make our last sessions in Oct 2021. Here is another opportunity for you to come hear about these wonderful careers. Please click on the links below to register for any of these sessions.

Mar 17, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni- HR & Business Admin careers

Mar 24, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs and Alumni about STEM careers

Mar 29, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Compliance & Appeals careers

Mar 31, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni Hiring Process & Resume tips

Student Opportunities!

U.S Chamber

Use the link below to discover resource for students:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/shoniquethomas_stem-microsoftlife-blacksatmicrosoft-activity-6907383110099689473-KRiO

IC HBCU Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

The details of the IC HBCU Faculty Summer Research Program are below. NGA is fully funding this program for 5 faculty members in this inaugural year.

Please, keep us posted on any efforts your office has for promoting this opportunity to the HBCU community.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS Pathways Program currently has several exciting career opportunities open to the public for RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES on USAJOBS with more to be announced throughout the spring.  Among these positions will be opportunities in the Large Business and International Division which include: Revenue Agent; Appraiser; Management Analyst; Engineer; Economist; Tax Compliance Officer with MORE in other divisions. Check out IRS Pathways TODAY!

Complete you profile on USAJOBS and upload your most recent college transcripts and expanded resume. Remember to please carefully read the full announcement to ensure that you meet the qualifications and that your application is complete by the closing date for the position that you are applying.

About the IRS Pathways Program – This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentoring.  To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).

Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool have an exciting opportunity to share with students within the diversity pipeline – our BUILD Externship Program. The Whirlpool BUILD Externship Program is an immersive learning experience for current sophomores that takes place virtually throughout the summer (several days in June/July), culminating in a 2-day in-person/virtual all-expenses-paid career trek to our Global Headquarters in August.

In addition to the posting submitted online, we also wanted to reach out to see if you could help advertise this opportunity to your many talented students. I have attached various versions of our event flyer (in case there are issues with one vs the other) and a copy of the job description, as well as some general application requirements listed below for your reference. Additional information can also be found on our website. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline: 4/3/22
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Sponsorship: WPL does not sponsor. Students must be U.S citizens/permanent residents
  • Class type: candidates must be sophomores at the time of application

BUILD Leadership Development Job Description

AmeriCorps

Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Program

AmeriCorps is now recruiting for its Paid Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Program scheduled for June 6, 2022 – August 19, 2022.

AmeriCorps takes pride in the work it does to “Get Things Done for America” and appreciates the contributions its interns make to move forward the mission of promoting national service every day. We understand how work knowledge gained through these experiences can shape the future and careers of the participants. That is why we would like to partner with you and provide undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds the opportunity to work closely with America’s largest grant maker for service and receive hands on experience working in the Federal Government.

Students may apply using the this link. Please feel free to socialize it with your network of students. Thank you in advance and we look forward to working with you to bring talented and passionate individuals to our team!

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Apply for CBCF’s HBCU Scholarship by April 30 2022

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) invites your institution to participate in a partnership to ensure educational opportunities, maximize retention, and increase graduation rates for Black students through its HBCU Social Justice Scholarships under its National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice portfolio. (NREI)

The HBCU Social Justice Scholarships will be disbursed on an annual basis to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level students pursuing studies related to social justice to include, but not limited to, criminal justice, education, civil rights, or community/economic development. Scholarships are one-time allotments. The HBCU Social Justice Scholarship is accepting applications until April 30, 2022. https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/921

In addition, CBCF offers four intern programs, five fellowship opportunities, and funding for 10 scholarships under its Leadership Institute. https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities 

For more information, contact mcooper@cbcfinc.org.

U.S. Department of Education

ED Summer Intern Job Announcements

ED recently announced several summer intern job opportunities. Students are encouraged to apply for positions in the following areas:  Human Resources Management, Training and Development (Adult Learning), Data Analytics, Project Management, Education Policy, Grants Management, Communications, and Information Technology. The job announcements are scheduled to close on March 16 or earlier, if 200 applications have been received, so interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program Application

ED’s Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

 Students may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

Eligible Applicants

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, eligible students submit their individual research narratives and application forms to their home IHE. The IHE compiles all eligible individual student applications for inclusion in the institutional application that is submitted to ED..

How to Apply

The FY 2022 application is available online through the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 system until April 6.Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2022 competition.

Current Doctoral Candidates, do you need funding for your dissertation research abroad? DDRA Competition Now Open! Deadline to Apply: April 6 – New Competitive Priority for FY 2022

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research overseas, in modern foreign languages and area studies. Fellows can receive funding for 6 to 12 consecutive months. The fellowship supports topics focused primarily on non-Western European languages and area studies. Check out our DDRA Press Kit where you can learn more about the program. New for FY 2022, the DDRA program features a competitive priority to grant two additional points to applicants applying from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges. You can read the full description, along with other competitive priorities, in the Notice Inviting Applications.

Interested? Start Here!

Lastly, to learn more about the DDRA experience, check out the Go Global ED Podcast with Dr. Diana Chioma Famakinwa, a 2018-19 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Research Fellow to Nigeria.

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE’s Office of Science is Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards . The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due on May 4.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses, while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.

More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) Paid Internship Opportunity for students!

  • Department of Energy Summer Internships, Student Stipend
  • Undergraduate- $650.00/ week
  • Graduate- $750.00/week
  • Housing- $240.00/week and up
  • Travel Allowance-up to $1,000.00.

Deadline: March 31, 2022
February 16th
March 8th
Department of Energy Summer Internships

National Science Foundation

Summer 2022: Accepting Applications for Purdue University Applied Energy Research Experience for Undergrads

We are on Year 2 of our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program titled REU Site: Growing Entrepreneurially-Minded Undergraduate Researchers with New Product Development in Applied Energy.

Program details and application can be found here: www.PurdueREU.com. In addition, an informational flyer is attached. Application deadline is April 15, 2022. However, we plan to consider applications as they are submitted. 

Please share this opportunity with students who:

  • Want to earn $6000 during Summer 2022
  • Can commit 10 weeks to living on Purdue’s campus and conducting research in both an independent and team based environment
  • Want to learn about applied energy academic research and real-world customer discovery commercialization research
  • *Are engineering or engineering technology majors
  • *Are entering their junior or senior year
  • *Identify as a federally recognized underrepresented minority (URM)

*Are enrolled at a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution (e.g., Historically Black College and University, Hispanic Serving Institution, Tribal College and University)

NSF REU Informational Flyer – Summer 2022 – General Deadline.pdf

U.S. Peace Corps

Internship Opportunities: Peace Corps’ Office of External Affairs is soliciting applications for a summer intern. The intern will provide support to the Associate Director, Senior Advisor, Chief Administrative Officer and the Program Specialist of the External Affairs office. Such support may include helping to coordinate a variety of program activities, performing administrative functions, assisting with records management and providing specialized office or program functions, such as compiling factual program data from a variety of sources. Operating in a diverse environment, the intern will develop transferable skills that will aid in gaining employment with the Federal government or private entities.

For more information please contact Elyssa Musaraca, Program Specialist at emusaraca@peacecorps.gov. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Upcoming Virtual Sessions

Is Peace Corps for Me? A Conversation with HBCU Communities

March 17th, 5pm – 6pm CST [Register]

National Labor Relations Board

2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private-sector employees to improve their wages and working conditions. Our agency’s mission is to protect workplace democracy by promoting and enforcing the rights and obligations of employees, unions, and employers under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”). The NLRB invites College & University Students and Career Advisors to attend our 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar on Wednesday, April 6th, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST. The objective of this event is to provide information about the NLRB and access to student internship opportunities to include: Honors (law clerks – unbarred & attorneys – barred), Pathways (all majors), Apprenticeship (all majors), and Student Volunteer (all majors) programs. This event is a fantastic way to explore career paths at the NLRB! Attend our Internship Webinar for information on internship career paths and more.

You may visit us at www.nlrb.gov/careers or contact us directly at careers@nlrb.gov.

Career Advisors and Students can register in advance using the following LINK.

After registering for the 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with pertinent information. View the flyer here: NLRB 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar Flyer.pdf

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

 Employment Opportunities!

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies, is seeking an Administrative Assistant (Receptionist). This is a full time, regular employment opportunity reporting to the Senior Office Manager. ITI’s headquarters is located in Washington, DC.

About the Administrative Assistant (Receptionist) The Administrative Assistant handles administrative responsibilities for the office and oversees activities at reception. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of one year of experience working in an office environment.

A detailed job announcement is attached for more information. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted here: https://recruitcrm.io/apply/16463527734900013318Tyj or emailed to jobs@cessnasearch.com.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) is a multifunctional organization responsible for directing the acquisition, logistics, construction, and leasing functions within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Principal Executive Director, OALC, is also the Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) for the Department.

If you are interested in a career in our organization, please see our vacancy announcement page at OALC Career Opportunities – Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (va.gov).

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control

About The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) APIC is the leading association for infection prevention (IPs) with more than15,000 members.  APIC’s mission is to advance the science and practice of infection prevention and controlAPIC employees enjoy a generous benefits package and flexible telecommute options.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology(APIC) is seeking the following full-time positions:

  • Executive Director, Center for Infection Prevention & Control
  • Research, Practice, & Innovation (CIPCRPI)
  • Director, Governance & Special Initiatives
  • Director, Accounting

The job announcements for eachposition are attached for more information and requirements.  Resumes canbe submitted to the job links or emailed to jobs@cessnasearch.com.

About the Executive Director, Center for Infection Prevention &Control, Research, Practice, & Innovation (CIPCRPI)

The Executive Director overseesand directs all of CIPCRPI’s operations and serves as a hands-on leader in thedevelopment and implementation of research and practice functions. Requires a Ph.D. (or other doctorate) in a healthcare background such as publichealth, nursing, or medical plus a minimum of ten years of broad-basedexecutive management experience, preferably serving as a non-profit chiefexecutive, chief operating officer, or the equivalent. https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=75f132ac-ed9b-4550-b6cb-bb942832fe39&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

About the Director, Governance & Special Initiatives

The Director of Governance & Special Initiativesprovides governance leadership, subject matter expertise, and projectmanagement for the Executive Office.  This is a great opportunity to havea direct impact with a mission driven organization.  Qualified candidateswill have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience plus a minimum of fiveyears of professional project/program management experience and ten years ofexperience that includes leadership positions.https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=75f132ac-ed9b-4550-b6cb-bb942832fe39&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

Aboutthe Director, Accounting

The Director of Accountingdirects and manages the accounting functions for APIC and itssubsidiaries.  This position will establish and maintain the company’soverall account systems, procedures, and policies.  Requires a bachelor’sdegree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field plus a minimum of ten yearsof experience running the day-to-day accounting and finance operations of an organization. https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=75f132ac-ed9b-4550-b6cb-bb942832fe39&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

White House Leadership Development Program

Open 02/07/2022 – 04/15/2022

The White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) is a one-year placement program for GS-15 career employees to work on the federal government’s highest priority challenges. This allows employees to gain experience on cross-agency initiatives and work outside of their area of subject matter expertise. Find more information about the program and its nomination process here: https://www.pic.gov/whldp/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grade GS-15 or equivalent
  • Approval from supervisor and participating agency
  • Ability to participate for 1 full-year in a full-time position

More information: 2022 Program Guide

U.S. Department of Education

Federal Innovation Council,Open 02/14/2022

The Federal Innovation Council, overseen by the Partnership for Public Service, is an advisory organization of federal experts who are committed to fostering innovation in government in order to achieve its many important missions. They are currently accepting applications for a new cohort.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a career federal employee at the GS-14, GS-15, and SES level

Application: https://ourpublicservice.org/federal-innovation-council-application/

More Information: https://ourpublicservice.org/our-work/innovation/

ED Data Science Training Program, Open 03/02/2022 – 4/18/2022

Jointly sponsored by OCIO and OCDO, this comprehensive development program will provide participants with a solid foundation in the data science skills of today, such as data gathering, analysis, and presentation with data visualization to make informed data-driven decisions. The program will integrate online instruction, ED staff-lead classes, mentorship, and hands-on projects over a 9-month period, culminating in a Capstone Project shared with ED staff.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a permanent ED employee at the GS-11 or higher level
  • Must be able to commit 6-8 hours a week to the program over 9 months

Application: Click here for the application

More information: Click Here for the Program’s One Pager or contact data@ed.gov

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Analyst, GS-0343-09/11

Open: 03/04/2022   Close: 03/18/2022

Among other duties, the individual selected for this position will:

  • Serve as a Diversity Program Specialist/Management & Program Analyst reporting to the Diversity Program Manager and supporting the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (OEEOD) Director with the administration for the Equal Employment Opportunity(EEO)/ Affirmative Employment (AE), and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) programs.
  • Implement appropriate communication/marketing and social media strategies for the Diversity Program/OEEOD.
  • Conduct analysis of trends regarding demographic data.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of internal and external DEIA events, to include participation in career fairs at Minority Serving Institutions and national organizations to promote recruitment of groups underrepresented in the workforce, to include veterans, minorities and persons with targeted disabilities.
  • Review and interpret program guidance; evaluate and assess program outreach communication effectiveness and efficiency; and develop recommendations to improve program services and organizational engagement.

U.S. Department of Labor

Department of Labor has Great Job Opportunities with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is one of the premier civil rights agencies in the Federal Government. For more than 50 years we have been on the front lines of protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the laws which require those who do business with the Federal Government – contractors and subcontractors – to take affirmative action and prohibit discrimination in employment.

Anyone interested in a career in civil rights and public service is encouraged to view the following job opening(s). Please forward this information to talented candidates who might be interested.

The Division of Black Lung and Longshore Legal Services (BLLLS) provides legal services in connection with federal statutes that afford benefits to certain workers who are injured or die as a result of their employment, and to the survivors of those workers. These statutes, which are administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), are: The Black Lung Benefits Act; and The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as its extensions, including the Defense Base Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Our website is https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/divisions/black-lung-longshore-legal-services.

More details on the position, qualifications requirements, and the application process are set forth in the vacancy announcement, EX-22-SOL-15, which is available through the following USAJOBS link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/639842800

National and Federal Opportunities!

U.S. Department of Education

The Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program provides funding to support field-initiated PK-12 innovations (including postsecondary preparation) to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students and rigorously evaluate such innovations. Institutions of higher education with nonprofit status are eligible.

Are you interested in learning more about potential grant opportunities through the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program? Is your organization considering  applying in FY 2022? If so, please join us for the EIR 101 Webinar.

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 3-4 PM EST

Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting

Call in (audio only) +1 202-991-0393,,417257479#   Conference ID: 417 257 479#

General program information is available on the EIR Program Website. Questions may be submitted to eir@ed.gov.

 National Institute of Health

The NIH Common Fund’s New Funding opportunity to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity, Due May 23, 2022

FOA RFA-RM-22-001: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-22-001.html, Limited Competition: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) to bolster innovation, solve challenges, and address health disparities and advance health equity.

U.S. Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity – Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) in cooperation with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for your participation. The FY 2022 DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) seeks unclassified research proposals, basic or applied, from HBCU/MI in research topics of interest to DoD and ONR. Applications are due by May 06, 2022.

The FOA aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate more fully in all DoD research programs and activities; (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission; and (d) encourage commitments by the eligible institutions to invest time and resources that will elevate their standing from R2 status to R1 status commensurate with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. To apply, please visit the provided FOA Link or search grants.gov, FOA Number N00014-22-S-F005: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338321

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development Grants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development grants.  The NOFO is now available at grants.gov and closes on April 5, 2022.  All institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to forward this message to others that may be interested.

If you have questions regarding grants, please contact: Nancy Hebron-Isreal; Program Manager, Sr. Grants Administrative Specialist , Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nancy.Hebron-Isreal@nrc.gov; 301-415-6996

U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities:

National Endowment for the Arts

Research Funding Opportunities. Guidelines are available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis:

  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded. Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment website. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
  •  Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.

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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending February 25, 2022

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HBCU Events!



Upcoming Virtual Opportunities



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U.S. Department of Education

2022 Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program (Pre-Application Webinar)

In preparation for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program competition, the Student Service Division will conduct 10 pre-application webinars.  The webinars will take place starting March 7, 2022 through March 11, 2022.  The webinars will be conducted virtually at 10:00 a.m. eastern time and again at 2:00 p.m. eastern time each day.

Registration for the webinars and access to the webinars is available at the following link:

This registration link will allow you to select the session(s) you would like to join.  Once registered, you will be provided unique links to join your selected sessions.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Education will host two webinars on the mechanics of the application submittal process.  These sessions have been specifically designed to provide information on how to submit the application using Grants.gov and other submission tips.   Additional information will be forthcoming on accessing these sessions.



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Federal Aviation Administration

Join the FAA for Women’s History Month events as we continue to build the future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at the FAA!

Tuesday, March 1 – Breaking Barriers: Building a Foundation of Hope for the Next Generation 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/lFHScafZyWw

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting female astronauts and others in space exploration. These powerhouse women will be talking about their backgrounds and how they reached their dreams in aerospace.


Wednesday, March 2 – Why Should I Work for the FAA? 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/dWZSuIwS9rU

Working for FAA is not only exciting because of our influence on aviation and aerospace, but we offer great benefits like career development programs, child care subsidy, flex spending, tuition reimbursement, and much more! Join us as we share with you “Why You Should Work for the FAA”. Join us and bring your children, students, or anyone that you want to shape the aerospace of tomorrow.


Thursday, March 3 – How to Create Diversity in Women’s Leadership 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/w96fdho72fU

This will be an engaging conversation with dynamic women who lead in various functions and at varying levels across the FAA.

Join us and get inspired by these women of action, who break glass ceilings, create a more inclusive, creative, and innovative environment for not just their employees, but for everyone in the aerospace community.


Monday, March 7 – FAA Virtual Career Fair 11:00am to 3:00pm Eastern Learn more and register to reserve your spot

Explore career opportunities in the fields of Engineering, Information Technology, Aviation Safety and many others.  Please share this opportunity!


Wednesday, March 23 – Words Matter: Creating Inclusive Language in Aerospace 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/Vv614y7R4uM

This will be an engaging conversation with dynamic women who lead in various functions and at varying levels across the FAA. Join us, get inspired, and connect with ladies of action, taking action to break glass ceilings, create a more inclusive, creative, and innovative environment for everyone in the aerospace community.


Virtual Mock Interviews: Practice Makes Perfect

Learn how to succeed in behavior based interviews. Practice live interviews with FAA hiring managers for all FAA positions.

As with every skill, talent, and expertise, the more you do it, the better you will be at it. Yes, practice makes perfect—particularly with job interviews. Let us help you formulate smart answers and show you how to turn your weak spots into strengths.

If you require reasonable accommodations or have additional questions, contact us via e-mail outreach@faa.gov.

  • Wednesday, March 9 – Session focused on technical positions 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern
  • Thursday, March 10 – Session focused on support positions 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern
  • Tuesday, March 15 – Session focused on accessibility

This event will focus on accessibility hiring for Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities. 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Zoom Webinar Details for all sessions https://faavideo.zoomgov.com/j/16012995696 Passcode: GIOIA



IRS

Internal Revenue Service

During the month of March 2022, several divisions from the Internal Revenue Service (including W&I, SBSE, LB&I, IT, RAAS, TAS, Appeals, Chief Counsel, TEGE, HCO) will be hosting information sessions every Thursday highlighting different IRS positions each session, which we anticipate multiple openings nationwide in FY2022.

To register for one of these sessions, please see the attached or RSVP using one of the links below.  Please note that capacity is limited for these sessions, so we advise you to register early. Sessions will be held via Zoom, every Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time to discuss the following positions:

Date and Times

Title

Registration link

March 10, 2022 @4:00

IRS information sessions for HBCUs & Alumni-IT, legal & criminal investigation careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262605509147

March 17, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni- HR & Business Administration careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262653643117

March 24, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs and Alumni about STEM careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262683432217

March 29, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Compliance & Appeals careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262732749727

March 31, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni Hiring Process & Resume tips

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262767393347

Click here to learn more about our organization and some of our positions.



Student Opportunities!



FOWA

Calling all HBCU Students!

The Initiative is partnering with HP on an amazing opportunity for HBCU students! The Future of Work Academy (FOWA) presented by HP and Microsoft is an annual HBCU Technology Conference for students to learn emerging tech skill and network with leaders! This conference is open to ALL MAJORS.

JOIN US!! In preparation for the FOWA symposium that will happen later this year;  the Initiative and HP will be hosting two informational sessions for HBCU students. The informational sessions will take place on , Monday, March 21st and Thursday, March 24th at 5:00PM, ET. More information is attached and below!

HPs Future of Work Academy (FOWA)

  • ALL MAJORS WELCOME!!
  • FREE EVENT, registration is required!
  • Opportunity to explore the various and diverse opportunities in Tech!
  • FOWA is a two-day symposium focused on career readiness skills and career path exploration topic!
  • There will be 4 student competitions around different career path skills with pre-conference learning journeys!
  • Students who participate in the FOWA competitions will receive fabulous prizes!

If you are interested in joining one of our informational sessions, please email: elyse.jones@ed.gov


FOWA student ambassadors

Calling for HBCU Campus Ambassadors! The Initiative and HP are looking for HBCU student leaders! Campus ambassadors will be HPs student voice on campus and at the FOWA conference. HP Campus Ambassadors will serve as the student point of contact for HP and will help disseminate important information and resources to their fellow students.

If you are interested in working with HP as a Campus Ambassador, please send an email to elyse.jones@ed.gov !!! We will give more information about the role of campus ambassador in our informational sessions. An invitation will be sent to you once interest is expressed!

For now, I have provided the application link below for your review and completion! HP Campus Ambassador Application Link à HERE



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2022 HBCU Scholar Application NOW AVAILABLE!!

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. We are looking for the best and brightest HBCU student leaders to participate in this prestigious program! This highly competitive recognition program is open to current HBCU students of all majors and classifications. Students accepted into the program will work with the Initiative for one academic school year and be immersed in an intensive experience working closely with one another and Initiative partners from wide range of disciplines.

More information on the Initiatives recognition program and application requirements can be found by accessing the link below.

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities



AmeriCorps

Learn the Value of AmeriCorps Service

Interested in addressing local challenges in communities across the country while developing job skills and earning money for school?

Join us for a virtual information session to find out if a year or summer as an AmeriCorps member serving with the VISTA program could be right for you. We’ll share service opportunities, benefits, requirements, and more.

AmeriCorps VISTA: Get the Basics

Wednesday, March 2, 2-3 p.m. ET

Register



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U.S. Department of Energy

Awareness, Interest and Access: Pacific Northwest National Library (PNNL) , March 15, 2022, 2-3:30PM, ET

Join this virtual Technical Assistance information session featuring PNNL! You will learn best practices to access opportunities, partnerships, internships, fellowships, postdoctoral assignments, and faculty collaborations.

Representatives from PNNL will walk through application and opportunities in real-time to make the application process easier for you!

Registration and Calendar of Energy Events: Calendar of Events | Department of Energy


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U.S. Department of Energy

DOE’s Office of Science is now Accepting Applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards

Students Will Perform Graduate Thesis Research at National Laboratories, The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 780 graduate awardees from more than 150 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at all 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the eight Office of Science research and advanced technology program offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities. Program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.



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https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-ED-MEISPP-2022U.S. Department of Energy

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP)

Department of Energy Summer Internships, Student Stipend

  • Undergraduate- $650.00/ week
  • Graduate- $750.00/week
  • Housing- $240.00/week and up
  • Travel Allowance-up to $1,000.00.

Deadline: March 31, 2022
February 16th
March 8th
Department of Energy Summer Internships



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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg



 Employment Opportunities!



Job opportunity with the Information Technology Industry Council

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is seeking a Director/Senior Director of Policy (Telecommunications). This is a full time, regular employment opportunity located in Washington, DC. This position is currently remote with flexible telecommute options. See full description.

About the Director/Senior Director, Policy (Telecommunications)

The Director/Senior Director of Policy will drive the development and advocacy of ITI’s telecommunications policy positions and lead international policy development and advocacy on these issues. A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of experience developing and implementing relevant policy issues is required.

The job announcement is attached. Resumes can be submitted to the link here: https://recruitcrm.io/apply/16449736591460013318wvJ or emailed to jobs@cessnasearch.com.

About the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies.  ITI advocates for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating.



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U.S. Department of Labor

Department of Labor Job Opportunities, Office of the Solicitor, Supervisory Trial Attorney, Washington, DC

The United States Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Solicitor seeks an experienced attorney to join the Division of Black Lung and Longshore Legal Services (BLLLS). The Office of the Solicitor’s mission is to meet the legal service demands of the Department of Labor to ensure that federal labor laws are forcefully and fairly applied to protect workers.  We are recruiting at the GS-15 grade level.

The Division of Black Lung and Longshore Legal Services (BLLLS) provides legal services in connection with federal statutes that afford benefits to certain workers who are injured or die as a result of their employment, and to the survivors of those workers. These statutes, which are administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), are:  The Black Lung Benefits Act; and The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as its extensions, including the Defense Base Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.  Our website is: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/divisions/black-lung-longshore-legal-services.

More details on the position, qualifications requirements, and the application process are set forth in the vacancy announcement, EX-22-SOL-13, which is available through the following USAJOBS link:   https://www.usajobs.gov/job/638680400.

The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, March 15, 2022. We encourage anyone interested in the position to apply.  Interested persons can also obtain information about working at SOL through the new “SOL Ambassadors Program” (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/careers/ambassadors).



National and Federal Opportunities!



Health Equity Research Network (HERN) on Disparities in Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

Submit your pre-proposal by Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 3 pm Central Time The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed $20 million to establish a Health Equity Research Network — an opportunity to significantly advance our understanding of the factors underlying the disproportionate impact of maternal mortality and morbidity on Black women, Native American women, and those living in rural areas. Because heart and vascular issues account for about half of these deaths, the AHA is uniquely positioned to address this critical issue. Among the unique features of this grant mechanism:

  •  Focus on population(s) with documented disparities
  • Applicant teams will submit 3-5 projects
  • At least one project must incorporate the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) into its research design.
  • Network proposals must originate from academic institutions that focus on educating individuals from groups who are under-represented in science

OR must partner with an institution focused on educating or serving under-represented individuals and communities (i.e., institution of higher learning focused on the education of Black/Hispanic/American Indian/non-White students or non-profit community hospital or other research/care institution that serves an underrepresented population).

Pre-proposals are due via email to StrategicAwards@heart.org and must use the template provided.
Invited full proposals will be due by Thursday, April 21, 2022, 3 pm Central Time.



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U.S. Department of Labor

DOL Announces $113 million Apprenticeship Building America (ABA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). FOA-ETA-22-06

Secretary Walsh announced today the availability of $113 million for the Apprenticeship Building America (ABA) grant program to support the expansion, modernization and diversification of Registered Apprenticeship programs (RAPs).  ABA grants will accelerate the Administration’s goals and priorities for an equitable economic recovery post-COVID-19 pandemic by connecting more Americans to good jobs and careers in priority industry sectors, including those industries impacted by the pandemic, such as transportation and other occupations and industries in the critical supply chain.

Of the $113,000,000 in grants funds available for ABA, the Department intends to fund up to $50,000,000, in aggregate across all grant categories, for projects primarily focused on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities.  The Department expects to fund 20 to 30 grants, with varying funding ranges based on grant categories.

  • Category 1: State Apprenticeship System Building and Modernization: up to $4 million;
  • Category 2: Expansion of RAP Opportunities for Youth: up to $5 million;
  • Category 3: Ensuring Equitable RAP Pathways Through Pre-apprenticeship Leading to RAP Enrollment and Equity Partnerships: up to $3 million;
  • Category 4: Registered Apprenticeship Hubs: up to $6 million for projects with a local/regional or statewide geographic scope; and up to $8 million for projects with a national geographic scope.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Link and Application Due Date:  The ABA FOA (FOA-ETA-22-06) is available on grants.gov and apprenticeship.gov.   The closing date for receipt of applications under this Announcement is April 25, 2022.  An ABA FOA frequently asked questions (FAQ) and prospective applicant webinar will also be posted no later than March 15, 2022, at the link identified in the FOA.

Program Goals:  The ABA grant program will support, through a coordinated national investment strategy, a strengthened and modernized RAP system centered on equity that advances the Administration’s goals and priorities for an inclusive economic recovery by connecting more Americans to good jobs and careers, especially in high growth, in-demand industry sectors.  ABA grantees will work with a range of partners to support the development of the Registered Apprenticeship ecosystem and meet the following goals:

  1. State Apprenticeship System Building and Modernization: Grantees will coordinate RAP expansion and system building efforts at a state level across a wide array of industry sectors with employers, labor organizations, educational institutions, industry groups, joint labor-management partnerships, workforce and apprenticeship intermediaries, community-based organizations, and other non-profit and public sector partners. Grantees will develop strategies to improve coordination efforts around system alignment, data quality and use, program expansion into target industries, and goals and strategies to ensure equity in RAPs, and also facilitate other data sharing, system change, and governance requirements to comply with the law and ensure a strong and modernized Registered Apprenticeship system.
  2. Expand RAP opportunities for youth: Grantees will establish and expand partnerships that commit to expanding RAPs and/or pre-apprenticeship programs that lead to RAP enrollment for youth through coordination with industry, workforce intermediaries, labor organizations, K-12 districts, community colleges, youth-serving and community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.
  3. Ensure equitable RAP pathways through pre-apprenticeship leading to RAP enrollment and equity partnerships:  Grantees will establish and develop equity-centered public-private partnerships with pre-apprenticeships leading to RAP enrollment that aim to increase diversity and equity in apprenticeship for underrepresented populations and underserved communities. Please see Appendix A for a definition on “Equity Partnerships.”
  4. Registered Apprenticeship Hubs:Grantees will establish a Registered Apprenticeship Hub by forming a multi-partner network capable of serving as a RAP sponsor or intermediary with the primary focus of supporting industry’s needs for creating and expanding RAPs in new and emerging sectors and occupations.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants vary by grant category, but broadly include states, cities, municipalities, workforce development entities, community-based organizations, industry groups and associations, labor and joint labor-management partnerships, workforce and apprenticeship intermediaries, educational institutions (e.g., Minority Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, school districts, career technical education, alternative, private or traditional high schools), and a consortium of organization lead by an eligible lead entity.

Applicants should refer to the FOA for a full list of eligible applicants for each grant category.

Have questions?  All question on this FOA should be directed to the Grants Management Specialist identified in the FOA, Denise Roach, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at roach.denise@dol.gov.



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Institute for Education Sciences

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE: IES’ Office of Science is seeking professionals in education-related fields to join our team. The Office of Science, Standards and Review team is responsible for the scientific peer review of IES reports and for overseeing the scientific peer review of applications to research grant competitions. Information about the Office of Science is available here: https://ies.ed.gov/director/sro/index.asp.

Two excepted service position announcements have been posted on USAJOBS: Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0003) and Associate Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0004); both are 3-year term appointments with possible 3-year extensions. The Office of Science is particularly interested in mid-career candidates who meet the qualifications described in the Education Research Scientist announcement (https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633808700).

These positions opened on Friday, January 28, 2022, and will close on Monday, February 28, 2022 or as soon as 200 applications have been received, whichever is earlier. If you are interested, please submit your application through USAJOBS as soon as possible.

NRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development Grants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development grants.  The NOFO is now available at grants.gov and closes on April 5, 2022.  All institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to forward this message to others that may be interested.

If you have questions regarding grants, please contact:

Nancy Hebron-Isreal; Program Manager, Sr. Grants Administrative Specialist , Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nancy.Hebron-Isreal@nrc.gov; 301-415-6996



EDA

U.S. Economic Development  Administration

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Programs, Status update on EDA’s, American Rescue Plan programs

Due to the high volume of applications and interest EDA has received for its six innovative programs funded through the American Rescue Plan, EDA is providing the following status update. EDA strongly recommends any entities actively working on an application to contact their local Economic Development Representative to discuss their region’s availability of funds.

Read more about EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs

EDA seeks additional applications for grants to support research of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, which aim to strengthen regional economies nationwide and support economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EDA is currently reviewing applications for American Rescue Plan funding and has determined that it has received no or limited applications addressing critical areas of research into the following EDA American Rescue Plan programs – Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA); Indigenous CommunitiesTravel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation; and Statewide Planning.

EDA encourages new applications specifically focused on these research areas or entities that have already submitted applications to submit modifications to their proposals to encompass these additional research areas. Click here to view the Notice of Funding Opportunity and to submit an application.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET March 11.

Research awards – ranging from $200,000 to $600,000 each – should be national in scope and focus on one of the research areas identified above; and will support real-time data collection and understanding of the implementation of an identified American Rescue Plan program. Specifically, EDA is looking to fund research projects that will allow EDA to understand how the full suite of American Rescue Plan funding is being used, identify lessons learned about how the programs are being implemented, and ultimately support, facilitate, and encourage learning in real-time. No matching funds are required. However, provision of match is an evaluation criterion under the Research component and applications that propose matching share may be considered more competitive in the evaluation process.

Awards will provide critical, cutting-edge research and best practices to regional, state, and local practitioners in the economic development field, thereby enhancing understanding and implementation of economic development concepts throughout the country.

EDA will evaluate each application based on:

  • Organizational or applicant capacity and personnel;
  • Strategic approach;
  • Feasibility of the budget and financial match;
  • Feasibility of deliverables and timeline;
  • Sustainability, scalability, and dissemination; and
  • Cross-collaboration with other EDA and/or other economic development partners.

For more information, click here to view a webinar about the EDA American Rescue Plan Research & Networks program. (Webinar PPT slides here – PDF) For more information about EDA’s American Rescue Plan, programs visit: https://eda.gov/arpa/ Questions? Email research@eda.gov.



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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is now accepting applications for its “Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education Agencies” grant program. The program seeks to counteract instructional and learning loss encountered by many learners during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing two research networks: one examining recovery activities in Pre-K through Grade 12, and the other examining recovery activities in community colleges. IES is particularly interested in supporting research that addresses learning acceleration and recovery for underrepresented student subgroups that were disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2022. For more information, refer to the Request for Applications listed here or on grants.gov.



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U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities:



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National Endowment for the Arts

Research Funding Opportunities. Guidelines are available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis:

  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded. Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment website. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
  •  Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.


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NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations

The NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations are now open, with proposals due by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.

The annual NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I solicitations are your invitation to join a community of NASA experts, small businesses, and research institutions who are researching and developing the technologies of tomorrow. If selected, you could be awarded up to $150,000 to further develop your technology idea. And Phase I is just your start…you can receive up to $1.15 million during your first three years, plus up to nearly $3 million or more through our Post Phase II opportunities. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your submission:

1. Carefully read the solicitation(s) you’re applying to, including:

  • Chapter 2, which has information about how to complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SAM.gov registration processes: SBIR | STTR
  • Chapter 9, which contains the Focus Area and Subtopics that you will need to choose from: SBIR | STTR

2. Attend the January 20th “Dissecting the Solicitations” webinar. A recording will be posted on the program’s website if you are unable to attend.

3. Consider applying for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program and/or Technical and Business Assistance (TABA), which help small businesses commercialize their innovations through additional funding and other support. You’ll be able to indicate interest in either one when submitting your proposal.

4. Review other materials available on the NASA SBIR/STTR program website, such as:

  • The Firm Templates, which will get you familiar with required forms
  • The Resource Library, especially the “Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award” section We look forward to receiving your proposals by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET


National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending February 11, 2022!

02/14/2022
WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, EXCELLENCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Thank you for subscribing to the U.S. Department of Education, Initiative weekly newsletter. If you have questions about any of the opportunities listed or would like your organizations resources and events included in our next distribution, please email: HBCUnewsletter@ed.gov

The White House, Additional Resources to Access Free At-Home COVID Tests

The White House has launched a new resource to help individuals and families order free at-home COVID tests from COVIDtests.gov. Those who have difficulty accessing the Internet or need additional support placing an order can call 1-800-232-0233 to get help in English and many other languages. This call-line is open 8AM to midnight ET – 7 days a week. A TTY line (1-888-720-7489) is also available to support access to hearing impaired callers.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL) has also established additional resources. People with disabilities can reach out to the Disability Information and Assistance Line (DIAL) by calling 888-677-1199 or by emailing DIAL@usaginganddisability.org at any time. Older adults can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator website to access live chat assistance or to browse resources. More information on these COVID-19 resources can be found here.

HBCU Events!

Upcoming Virtual Opportunities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. The Initiative will host an informational meeting on February 16, 2022 a 12:00PM, ET. If you are interested in attending this meeting please RSVP to Elyse Jones: elyse.jones@ed.gov. A calendar invite will be sent to you!

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions

NTIA will host broadband grant program public virtual listening sessions in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These public virtual listening sessions are designed to collect stakeholder input to help inform program development and implementation.

NTIA will hold the public virtual listening sessions based on the following schedule:

  1. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #5: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

These listening sessions will be hosted via NTIA’s virtual platform and conducted as a live public listening session. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA website .

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions

U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development 

Rural Gateway Peer-to-Peer Web Conference Call Investing in Rural Prosperity Date: February 22, 2022 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

The Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) invites you to take part in our next Peer-to-Peer Web Conference Call. Scheduled for February 22, 2022, this call will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about investing in rural and underserved communities.

Topics to be discussed

  • Investing in climate resilience
  • Supporting local entrepreneurship and small businesses
  • Advancing racial equity through rural development investments

Participant Instructions

You must pre-register to receive a joining link for the event.

If you have any questions, please call 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).

Access funding alerts and learn more about innovative strategies. Rural Gateway resources include:

Internal Revenue Service

During the month of March 2022, several divisions from the Internal Revenue Service (including W&I, SBSE, LB&I, IT, RAAS, TAS, Appeals, Chief Counsel, TEGE, HCO) will be hosting information sessions every Thursday highlighting different IRS positions each session, which we anticipate multiple openings nationwide in FY2022. Also, there will be a session on Tuesday, March 29th. We are inviting students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to learn more about the work we do at the Internal Revenue Service and some of the great career opportunities to make the IRS a career choice.

IRS representatives will share insight into these exciting career opportunities along with how to apply for them.  These information sessions are your opportunity to speak to IRS employees to gain a better understanding of their day-to-day work.

To register for one of these sessions, please see the attached or RSVP using one of the links below.  Please note that capacity is limited for these sessions, so we advise you to register early.

Sessions will be held via Zoom, every Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time to discuss the following positions:

Date and Times Title Registration link
March 3, 2022 @4:00 IRS information sessions for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Administration support and Advocacy careers https://www.eventbrite.com/e/261812898427

 

March 10, 2022 @4:00 IRS information sessions for HBCUs & Alumni-IT, legal & criminal investigation careers https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262605509147

 

March 17, 2022 @4:00 IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni- HR & Business Administration careers https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262653643117

 

March 24, 2022 @4:00 IRS information session for HBCUs and Alumni about STEM careers https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262683432217

 

March 29, 2022 @4:00 IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Compliance & Appeals careers https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262732749727

 

March 31, 2022 @4:00 IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni Hiring Process & Resume tips https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262767393347

 

Click here to learn more about our organization and some of our positions.  Make Your Future Count!  If you want to use your talents to make a difference for America, you’re looking in the right place. We want the IRS workforce to be excited about the future and, as one of the nation’s largest and most diverse institutions, we can give you an inside view of the world of finance that you can’t find anywhere else. So, when it’s time for you to enter the workforce, we’re hoping you’ll consider working with us.

For additional information and questions about the virtual information session or these positions, send an email to sbse.recruitment@irs.gov with your name and inquiry and we will be happy to answer your questions. Take some time and come check us out. Thank you.

Student Opportunities!

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. We are looking for the best and brightest HBCU student leaders to participate in this prestigious program! This highly competitive recognition program is open to current HBCU students of all majors and classifications. Students accepted into the program will work with the Initiative for one academic school year and be immersed in an intensive experience working closely with one another and Initiative partners from wide range of disciplines.

More information on the Initiatives recognition program and application requirements can be found by accessing the link below.

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

AmeriCorps

Learn the Value of AmeriCorps Service: Interested in addressing local challenges in communities across the country while developing job skills and earning money for school?

Join us for a virtual information session to find out if a year or summer as an AmeriCorps member serving with the VISTA program could be right for you. We’ll share service opportunities, benefits, requirements, and more.

AmeriCorps VISTA: Get the Basics

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2-3 p.m. ET

Register

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE’s Office of Science is now Accepting Applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards

Students Will Perform Graduate Thesis Research at National Laboratories, The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 780 graduate awardees from more than 150 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at all 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the eight Office of Science research and advanced technology program offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities. Program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.

U.S. Department of Energy

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP)

Department of Energy Summer Internships, Student Stipend

  • Undergraduate- $650.00/ week
  • Graduate- $750.00/week
  • Housing- $240.00/week and up
  • Travel Allowance-up to $1,000.00

Join us for an Informational Session on:
February 16, 1pm EST or
Mar 8, 1pm EST

MEISPP@orise.orau.govA variety of disciplines that support the Department of Energy’s mission including science, technology, engineering, business, mathematics, policy, law and more. Professional and technical career experience with the guidance of a mentor.

Deadline: March 31, 2022
February 16th
March 8th
Department of Energy Summer Internships
https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-ED-MEISPP-2022

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Applications are open for 4 IES Summer Research Methods Workshops. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is funding four research methods training programs that are holding workshops this summer. These workshops support the training of current education researchers to expand and upgrade their methodological skills. Participants include individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and deployed education related products and services. The four training workshops include the following:

  • Evidence-based Intervention Training for Education: This program trains teams (2-6 people) working together on the use of Evidence-based interventions in school/educational settings. The teams may come from the same school or district and include research partners. The training will be held June 21-24 and follow-up coaching will be provided during the academic year. Applications are due by April 15. See https://u.osu.edu/ebitraining/.
  • Economic Analysis: This program will hold two workshops. The first is a 3-day training (July 6-8) designed for state and local analysts who support significant policy decisions and the allocation of educational resources within and across districts. The second is a 5-individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and deployed education related products and services. The four training workshops include the following:
  • Evidence-based Intervention Training for Education: This program trains teams (2-6 people) working together on the use of Evidence-based interventions in school/educational settings. The teams may come from the same school or district and include research partners. The training will be held June 21-24 and follow-up coaching will be provided during the academic year. Applications are due by April 15. See https://u.osu.edu/ebitraining/.
  • Economic Analysis: This program will hold two workshops. The first is a 3-day training (July 6-8) designed for state and local analysts who support significant policy decisions and the allocation of educational resources within and across districts. The second is a 5-day training (July 11-15) designed for education researchers who are undertaking or planning to undertake cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analyses in education.  Applications are due by noon on March 31. See https://www.cbcse.org/ies-methods-training.
  • Cluster-Randomized Trials: This program provides training on carrying out rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions including planning, implementing, and analyzing data for cluster-randomized trials randomized experiments. The workshop will be held June 20 – 30. Applications are due by March 18. See https://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/workshops-training/cluster-randomized-trials.html.
  • Meta-analysis: This program will train researchers in state-of-the-art meta-analytic techniques.  The workshop will be held July 24 -30.  Applications are due by March 31. See https://www.meta-analysis-training-institute.com/.

U.S. Department of Energy

MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (MSIPP)POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) announces the establishment of a Postdoctoral Research Program. This program will provide fixed term postdoctoral research positions at National Laboratories that support the mission of EM. Postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists to solve complex challenges in areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Deactivation & Decommissioning, Groundwater & Soil Remediation, Waste Treatment, and other Novel Materials Research.

For more information, please view the flyer here: DOE MSIPP POSTDOC FLYER.pdf

U.S. Department of Energy paid summer 2022 Internship opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions undergraduate/graduate students!

Apply Now!

Application deadline is February 17, 2022!

Event Calendar

Social Security Administration Fellowship and Grants Opportunities!

The Social Security Administration is offering various fellowship and grant opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College https://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/. Please market these student opportunities in the Department of Education’s weekly newsletters on a continuous basis from now until the application period closes on January 31, 2022.

We are also offering opportunities in the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grants Program https://ardraw.policyresearchinc.org/. information webinar on January 13. 2022 and application due date is February 25, 2022 this and additional information is contained on the attached link.  Please market these student opportunities in the Department of Education’s weekly newsletters on a continuous basis.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • February 23, 5 p.m. ET — Interpreting Enslaved People’s History Into Historic Sites
  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

 Employment Opportunities!

Optoro is Hiring!

Optoro is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionizing the retail industry. Every year, more than 15% of retail goods are returned or simply never sell. This creates tons of unnecessary waste and costs retailers billions.

Our mission is to make retail more sustainable by eliminating all waste from returns. Our technology platform connects a seamless online returns experience with efficient supply chain processing and best in class reCommerce, so that retailers can improve outcomes across all points of the returns lifecycle.

Backed by some of the top investors in the country – including Kleiner Perkins, Revolution Growth, and UPS – Optoro is powered by its collaborative, unconventional, and resourceful employees who love solving big problems. We are looking for individuals with similar creativity and energy to help build a lasting company focused on the triple bottom line.

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U.S. Department of Labor

Department of Labor Job Opportunities

As of February 10, 2022, DOL, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM/Office of Human Resources (OHR) reports a hiring surge for 213 career employment opportunities for federal employees, students, veterans groups, military spouses, Schedule A community, and Affinity groups. Direct application for all jobs must made via www.usajobs.gov.  All vacancy announcements have designated HR Specialist contact information.

The excepted service position has been posted on USAJOBS: Director of the Office of Strategic Operations(announcement number DOL-SES-OASAM-22-18) closes on March 7, 2022. If you are interested, please submit your application through USAJOBS as soon as possible.

Below is sampling of this weeks’ job announcement highlights. FULL list of application links for all DOL career opportunities can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?d=DL. .

Institute for Education Sciences

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE: IES’ Office of Science is seeking professionals in education-related fields to join our team. The Office of Science, Standards and Review team is responsible for the scientific peer review of IES reports and for overseeing the scientific peer review of applications to research grant competitions. Information about the Office of Science is available here: https://ies.ed.gov/director/sro/index.asp.

Two excepted service position announcements have been posted on USAJOBS: Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0003) and Associate Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0004); both are 3-year term appointments with possible 3-year extensions. The Office of Science is particularly interested in mid-career candidates who meet the qualifications described in the Education Research Scientist announcement (https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633808700).

These positions opened on Friday, January 28, 2022, and will close on Monday, February 28, 2022 or as soon as 200 applications have been received, whichever is earlier. If you are interested, please submit your application through USAJOBS as soon as possible.

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Career & Internship Vacancies

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.

For more information about FWS careers and available internship opportunities, please visit our FWS Recruitment Opportunities page. You can also explore and learn more about the careers we have at FWS and others within the Department of the Interior by clicking here.

National Museum of African American History and Culture is Hiring!

Meaningful internships offering hands-on experience in digital preservation of African American history and culture.

Deadline is February 15, 2022. See attached flyer!

University Student Research Challenge (USRC)

Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2021 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES web site.

University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH21ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and includes the challenge of raising cost share funds through a crowdfunding campaign.  The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator – requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.

The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.

Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.  Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due February 24, 2022. Proposals can also be submitted later and will be evaluated in the third cycle. The due date for the third cycle is June 23, 2022.

U.S. Department of Defense

The DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer Research Program is open for applications. Sponsored by the DoD HBCU/MI Program, the Summer Research Program provides a bridge between the classroom and real-world experiences and aims to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers throughout the DoD. The summer program encourages students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, guides them toward advanced studies, and prepares them for careers in science and engineering fields important to the defense mission. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, will participate in the program for 11 weeks and will be placed in DoD facilities across the nation. Students conduct research relevant to the defense mission under the supervision of DoD scientists and engineers. The program is from May 31, 2022, to August 12, 2022.

Applications are open to full-time HBCU/MI students or recent graduates. The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2022 at 11:59 PST. The application website is available here: https://www.dodhbcumiinternship.com/

National and Federal Opportunities!

Health Equity Research Network (HERN) on Disparities in Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

Submit your pre-proposal by Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 3 pm Central Time The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed $20 million to establish a Health Equity Research Network — an opportunity to significantly advance our understanding of the factors underlying the disproportionate impact of maternal mortality and morbidity on Black women, Native American women, and those living in rural areas. Because heart and vascular issues account for about half of these deaths, the AHA is uniquely positioned to address this critical issue. Among the unique features of this grant mechanism:

  •  Focus on population(s) with documented disparities
  • Applicant teams will submit 3-5 projects
  • At least one project must incorporate the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) into its research design.
  • Network proposals must originate from academic institutions that focus on educating individuals from groups who are under-represented in science

OR must partner with an institution focused on educating or serving under-represented individuals and communities (i.e., institution of higher learning focused on the education of Black/Hispanic/American Indian/non-White students or non-profit community hospital or other research/care institution that serves an underrepresented population).

Pre-proposals are due via email to StrategicAwards@heart.org and must use the template provided.
Invited full proposals will be due by Thursday, April 21, 2022, 3 pm Central Time.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development Grants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development grants.  The NOFO is now available at grants.gov and closes on April 5, 2022.  All institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to forward this message to others that may be interested.

If you have questions regarding grants, please contact:

Nancy Hebron-Isreal; Program Manager, Sr. Grants Administrative Specialist , Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nancy.Hebron-Isreal@nrc.gov; 301-415-6996

U.S. Department of Education

Grant Opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs is pleased to announce a grant opportunity related to the preparation of special education, early intervention, and related services personnel attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs).

The purpose of this priority is to increase the number of ethnically and racially diverse personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children, including infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities.  Under this grant competition, the Department will fund high-quality projects within MSIs that prepare special education, early intervention, and related services personnel at the certification, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, educational specialist degree, or clinical doctoral degree levels.

The purpose of the OSEP Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to:

  • help address State-identified needs for qualified personnel —in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education— to work with infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities; and
  • ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically-based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

We invite you to learn more about this grant opportunity. OSEP will post a pre-recorded webinar that can be found at  http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/new-osep-grants.html by the end of the week (2/11/2022).  A recording of the webinar will be available at www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/new-osep-grants.html within five days after the pre-application webinar.

For more details on grant application requirements please review the notice informing applicants: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/02/04/2022-02392/applications-for-new-awards-personnel-development-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-with . Lastly, prospective applicants can reach the OSEP point of contact for the grant program, Tracie Dickson at tracie.dickson@ed.gov,  (202) 245-7844 or (202) 987-0145.

U.S. Economic Development  Administration

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Programs, Status update on EDA’s, American Rescue Plan programs

Due to the high volume of applications and interest EDA has received for its six innovative programs funded through the American Rescue Plan, EDA is providing the following status update. EDA strongly recommends any entities actively working on an application to contact their local Economic Development Representative to discuss their region’s availability of funds.

Read more about EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs

EDA seeks additional applications for grants to support research of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, which aim to strengthen regional economies nationwide and support economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EDA is currently reviewing applications for American Rescue Plan funding and has determined that it has received no or limited applications addressing critical areas of research into the following EDA American Rescue Plan programs – Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA); Indigenous CommunitiesTravel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation; and Statewide Planning.

EDA encourages new applications specifically focused on these research areas or entities that have already submitted applications to submit modifications to their proposals to encompass these additional research areas. Click here to view the Notice of Funding Opportunity and to submit an application.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET March 11.

Research awards – ranging from $200,000 to $600,000 each – should be national in scope and focus on one of the research areas identified above; and will support real-time data collection and understanding of the implementation of an identified American Rescue Plan program. Specifically, EDA is looking to fund research projects that will allow EDA to understand how the full suite of American Rescue Plan funding is being used, identify lessons learned about how the programs are being implemented, and ultimately support, facilitate, and encourage learning in real-time. No matching funds are required. However, provision of match is an evaluation criterion under the Research component and applications that propose matching share may be considered more competitive in the evaluation process.

Awards will provide critical, cutting-edge research and best practices to regional, state, and local practitioners in the economic development field, thereby enhancing understanding and implementation of economic development concepts throughout the country.

EDA will evaluate each application based on:

  • Organizational or applicant capacity and personnel;
  • Strategic approach;
  • Feasibility of the budget and financial match;
  • Feasibility of deliverables and timeline;
  • Sustainability, scalability, and dissemination; and
  • Cross-collaboration with other EDA and/or other economic development partners.

For more information, click here to view a webinar about the EDA American Rescue Plan Research & Networks program. (Webinar PPT slides here – PDF) For more information about EDA’s American Rescue Plan, programs visit: https://eda.gov/arpa/ Questions? Email research@eda.gov.

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is now accepting applications for its “Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education Agencies” grant program. The program seeks to counteract instructional and learning loss encountered by many learners during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing two research networks: one examining recovery activities in Pre-K through Grade 12, and the other examining recovery activities in community colleges. IES is particularly interested in supporting research that addresses learning acceleration and recovery for underrepresented student subgroups that were disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2022. For more information, refer to the Request for Applications listed here or on grants.gov.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities:

National Endowment for the Arts

Research Funding Opportunities. Guidelines are available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis:

  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded. Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment website. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
  •  Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.

NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations

The NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations are now open, with proposals due by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.

The annual NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I solicitations are your invitation to join a community of NASA experts, small businesses, and research institutions who are researching and developing the technologies of tomorrow. If selected, you could be awarded up to $150,000 to further develop your technology idea. And Phase I is just your start…you can receive up to $1.15 million during your first three years, plus up to nearly $3 million or more through our Post Phase II opportunities. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your submission:

1. Carefully read the solicitation(s) you’re applying to, including:

  • Chapter 2, which has information about how to complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SAM.gov registration processes: SBIR | STTR
  • Chapter 9, which contains the Focus Area and Subtopics that you will need to choose from: SBIR | STTR

2. Attend the January 20th “Dissecting the Solicitations” webinar. A recording will be posted on the program’s website if you are unable to attend.

3. Consider applying for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program and/or Technical and Business Assistance (TABA), which help small businesses commercialize their innovations through additional funding and other support. You’ll be able to indicate interest in either one when submitting your proposal.

4. Review other materials available on the NASA SBIR/STTR program website, such as:

  • The Firm Templates, which will get you familiar with required forms
  • The Resource Library, especially the “Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award” section We look forward to receiving your proposals by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET

U.S. Department of Agriculture

About the Farm to School Grant Program On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs. USDA’s Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts.

FY2022 Request for Applications (RFA) Now Available!

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program RFA is now available through www.Grants.gov. Be sure to visit the Grant Applicants Resources page to access other helpful resources, including links to webinars that provide specific assistance on applying for a Farm to School Grant.

Application Period Opens for Rural Business Development Grants

The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues.

Rural public entities are eligible to apply, including but not limited to: towns/local government, state agencies, authorities, nonprofit corporations, institutions of higher education, federally-recognized Tribes, and rural cooperatives (if organized as a private nonprofit corporation).    RBDG funds must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

Applications must be submitted to Rural Development by February 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m. local time.

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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending February 11, 2022

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WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, EXCELLENCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Thank you for subscribing to the U.S. Department of Education, Initiative weekly newsletter. If you have questions about any of the opportunities listed or would like your organizations resources and events included in our next distribution, please email: HBCUnewsletter@ed.gov



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The White House, Additional Resources to Access Free At-Home COVID Tests

The White House has launched a new resource to help individuals and families order free at-home COVID tests from COVIDtests.gov. Those who have difficulty accessing the Internet or need additional support placing an order can call 1-800-232-0233 to get help in English and many other languages. This call-line is open 8AM to midnight ET – 7 days a week. A TTY line (1-888-720-7489) is also available to support access to hearing impaired callers.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL) has also established additional resources. People with disabilities can reach out to the Disability Information and Assistance Line (DIAL) by calling 888-677-1199 or by emailing DIAL@usaginganddisability.org at any time. Older adults can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator website to access live chat assistance or to browse resources. More information on these COVID-19 resources can be found here.



HBCU Events!



Upcoming Virtual Opportunities



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The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. The Initiative will host an informational meeting on February 16, 2022 a 12:00PM, ET. If you are interested in attending this meeting please RSVP to Elyse Jones: elyse.jones@ed.gov. A calendar invite will be sent to you!

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities



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Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions

NTIA will host broadband grant program public virtual listening sessions in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These public virtual listening sessions are designed to collect stakeholder input to help inform program development and implementation.

NTIA will hold the public virtual listening sessions based on the following schedule:

  1. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #5: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

These listening sessions will be hosted via NTIA’s virtual platform and conducted as a live public listening session. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA website .

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions



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U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development

Rural Gateway Peer-to-Peer Web Conference Call Investing in Rural Prosperity Date: February 22, 2022 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

The Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) invites you to take part in our next Peer-to-Peer Web Conference Call. Scheduled for February 22, 2022, this call will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about investing in rural and underserved communities.

Topics to be discussed

  • Investing in climate resilience
  • Supporting local entrepreneurship and small businesses
  • Advancing racial equity through rural development investments

Participant Instructions

You must pre-register to receive a joining link for the event.

If you have any questions, please call 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).

Access funding alerts and learn more about innovative strategies. Rural Gateway resources include:



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Internal Revenue Service

During the month of March 2022, several divisions from the Internal Revenue Service (including W&I, SBSE, LB&I, IT, RAAS, TAS, Appeals, Chief Counsel, TEGE, HCO) will be hosting information sessions every Thursday highlighting different IRS positions each session, which we anticipate multiple openings nationwide in FY2022. Also, there will be a session on Tuesday, March 29th. We are inviting students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to learn more about the work we do at the Internal Revenue Service and some of the great career opportunities to make the IRS a career choice.

IRS representatives will share insight into these exciting career opportunities along with how to apply for them.  These information sessions are your opportunity to speak to IRS employees to gain a better understanding of their day-to-day work.

To register for one of these sessions, please see the attached or RSVP using one of the links below.  Please note that capacity is limited for these sessions, so we advise you to register early.

Sessions will be held via Zoom, every Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time to discuss the following positions:

Date and Times

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Registration link

March 3, 2022 @4:00

IRS information sessions for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Administration support and Advocacy careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/261812898427

March 10, 2022 @4:00

IRS information sessions for HBCUs & Alumni-IT, legal & criminal investigation careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262605509147

March 17, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni- HR & Business Administration careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262653643117

March 24, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs and Alumni about STEM careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262683432217

March 29, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Compliance & Appeals careers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262732749727

March 31, 2022 @4:00

IRS information session for HBCUs & Alumni Hiring Process & Resume tips

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262767393347

Click here to learn more about our organization and some of our positions.  Make Your Future Count!  If you want to use your talents to make a difference for America, you’re looking in the right place. We want the IRS workforce to be excited about the future and, as one of the nation’s largest and most diverse institutions, we can give you an inside view of the world of finance that you can’t find anywhere else. So, when it’s time for you to enter the workforce, we’re hoping you’ll consider working with us.

For additional information and questions about the virtual information session or these positions, send an email to sbse.recruitment@irs.gov with your name and inquiry and we will be happy to answer your questions. Take some time and come check us out. Thank you.



Student Opportunities!



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The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. We are looking for the best and brightest HBCU student leaders to participate in this prestigious program! This highly competitive recognition program is open to current HBCU students of all majors and classifications. Students accepted into the program will work with the Initiative for one academic school year and be immersed in an intensive experience working closely with one another and Initiative partners from wide range of disciplines.

More information on the Initiatives recognition program and application requirements can be found by accessing the link below.

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities



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AmeriCorps

Learn the Value of AmeriCorps Service: Interested in addressing local challenges in communities across the country while developing job skills and earning money for school?

Join us for a virtual information session to find out if a year or summer as an AmeriCorps member serving with the VISTA program could be right for you. We’ll share service opportunities, benefits, requirements, and more.

AmeriCorps VISTA: Get the Basics

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2-3 p.m. ET

Register



Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE’s Office of Science is now Accepting Applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards

Students Will Perform Graduate Thesis Research at National Laboratories, The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 780 graduate awardees from more than 150 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at all 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the eight Office of Science research and advanced technology program offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities. Program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.



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U.S. Department of Energy

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP)

Department of Energy Summer Internships, Student Stipend

  • Undergraduate- $650.00/ week
  • Graduate- $750.00/week
  • Housing- $240.00/week and up
  • Travel Allowance-up to $1,000.00

Join us for an Informational Session on:
February 16, 1pm EST or
Mar 8, 1pm EST

MEISPP@orise.orau.govA variety of disciplines that support the Department of Energy’s mission including science, technology, engineering, business, mathematics, policy, law and more. Professional and technical career experience with the guidance of a mentor.

Deadline: March 31, 2022
February 16th
March 8th
Department of Energy Summer Internships
https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-ED-MEISPP-2022



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Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Applications are open for 4 IES Summer Research Methods Workshops. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is funding four research methods training programs that are holding workshops this summer. These workshops support the training of current education researchers to expand and upgrade their methodological skills. Participants include individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and deployed education related products and services. The four training workshops include the following:

  • Evidence-based Intervention Training for Education: This program trains teams (2-6 people) working together on the use of Evidence-based interventions in school/educational settings. The teams may come from the same school or district and include research partners. The training will be held June 21-24 and follow-up coaching will be provided during the academic year. Applications are due by April 15. See https://u.osu.edu/ebitraining/.
  • Economic Analysis: This program will hold two workshops. The first is a 3-day training (July 6-8) designed for state and local analysts who support significant policy decisions and the allocation of educational resources within and across districts. The second is a 5-individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and deployed education related products and services. The four training workshops include the following:
  • Evidence-based Intervention Training for Education: This program trains teams (2-6 people) working together on the use of Evidence-based interventions in school/educational settings. The teams may come from the same school or district and include research partners. The training will be held June 21-24 and follow-up coaching will be provided during the academic year. Applications are due by April 15. See https://u.osu.edu/ebitraining/.
  • Economic Analysis: This program will hold two workshops. The first is a 3-day training (July 6-8) designed for state and local analysts who support significant policy decisions and the allocation of educational resources within and across districts. The second is a 5-day training (July 11-15) designed for education researchers who are undertaking or planning to undertake cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analyses in education.  Applications are due by noon on March 31. See https://www.cbcse.org/ies-methods-training.
  • Cluster-Randomized Trials: This program provides training on carrying out rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions including planning, implementing, and analyzing data for cluster-randomized trials randomized experiments. The workshop will be held June 20 – 30. Applications are due by March 18. See https://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/workshops-training/cluster-randomized-trials.html.
  • Meta-analysis: This program will train researchers in state-of-the-art meta-analytic techniques.  The workshop will be held July 24 -30.  Applications are due by March 31. See https://www.meta-analysis-training-institute.com/.


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U.S. Department of Energy

MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (MSIPP)POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) announces the establishment of a Postdoctoral Research Program. This program will provide fixed term postdoctoral research positions at National Laboratories that support the mission of EM. Postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists to solve complex challenges in areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Deactivation & Decommissioning, Groundwater & Soil Remediation, Waste Treatment, and other Novel Materials Research.

For more information, please view the flyer here: DOE MSIPP POSTDOC FLYER.pdf


U.S. Department of Energy paid summer 2022 Internship opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions undergraduate/graduate students!

Apply Now!

Application deadline is February 17, 2022!

Event Calendar

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Social Security Administration Fellowship and Grants Opportunities!

The Social Security Administration is offering various fellowship and grant opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College https://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/. Please market these student opportunities in the Department of Education’s weekly newsletters on a continuous basis from now until the application period closes on January 31, 2022.

We are also offering opportunities in the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grants Program https://ardraw.policyresearchinc.org/. information webinar on January 13. 2022 and application due date is February 25, 2022 this and additional information is contained on the attached link.  Please market these student opportunities in the Department of Education’s weekly newsletters on a continuous basis.



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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • February 23, 5 p.m. ET — Interpreting Enslaved People’s History Into Historic Sites
  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg



 Employment Opportunities!



Optoro is Hiring!

Optoro is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionizing the retail industry. Every year, more than 15% of retail goods are returned or simply never sell. This creates tons of unnecessary waste and costs retailers billions.

Our mission is to make retail more sustainable by eliminating all waste from returns. Our technology platform connects a seamless online returns experience with efficient supply chain processing and best in class reCommerce, so that retailers can improve outcomes across all points of the returns lifecycle.

Backed by some of the top investors in the country – including Kleiner Perkins, Revolution Growth, and UPS – Optoro is powered by its collaborative, unconventional, and resourceful employees who love solving big problems. We are looking for individuals with similar creativity and energy to help build a lasting company focused on the triple bottom line.

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Business Development Representatives (BDR)



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U.S. Department of Labor

Department of Labor Job Opportunities

As of February 10, 2022, DOL, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM/Office of Human Resources (OHR) reports a hiring surge for 213 career employment opportunities for federal employees, students, veterans groups, military spouses, Schedule A community, and Affinity groups. Direct application for all jobs must made via www.usajobs.gov.  All vacancy announcements have designated HR Specialist contact information.

The excepted service position has been posted on USAJOBS: Director of the Office of Strategic Operations(announcement number DOL-SES-OASAM-22-18) closes on March 7, 2022. If you are interested, please submit your application through USAJOBS as soon as possible.

Below is sampling of this weeks’ job announcement highlights. FULL list of application links for all DOL career opportunities can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?d=DL. .



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Institute for Education Sciences

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE: IES’ Office of Science is seeking professionals in education-related fields to join our team. The Office of Science, Standards and Review team is responsible for the scientific peer review of IES reports and for overseeing the scientific peer review of applications to research grant competitions. Information about the Office of Science is available here: https://ies.ed.gov/director/sro/index.asp.

Two excepted service position announcements have been posted on USAJOBS: Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0003) and Associate Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0004); both are 3-year term appointments with possible 3-year extensions. The Office of Science is particularly interested in mid-career candidates who meet the qualifications described in the Education Research Scientist announcement (https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633808700).

These positions opened on Friday, January 28, 2022, and will close on Monday, February 28, 2022 or as soon as 200 applications have been received, whichever is earlier. If you are interested, please submit your application through USAJOBS as soon as possible.



USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Career & Internship Vacancies

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.

For more information about FWS careers and available internship opportunities, please visit our FWS Recruitment Opportunities page. You can also explore and learn more about the careers we have at FWS and others within the Department of the Interior by clicking here.



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National Museum of African American History and Culture is Hiring!

Meaningful internships offering hands-on experience in digital preservation of African American history and culture.

Deadline is February 15, 2022. See attached flyer!



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University Student Research Challenge (USRC)

Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2021 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES web site.

University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH21ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and includes the challenge of raising cost share funds through a crowdfunding campaign.  The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator – requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.

The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.

Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.  Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due February 24, 2022. Proposals can also be submitted later and will be evaluated in the third cycle. The due date for the third cycle is June 23, 2022.



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U.S. Department of Defense

The DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer Research Program is open for applications. Sponsored by the DoD HBCU/MI Program, the Summer Research Program provides a bridge between the classroom and real-world experiences and aims to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers throughout the DoD. The summer program encourages students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, guides them toward advanced studies, and prepares them for careers in science and engineering fields important to the defense mission. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, will participate in the program for 11 weeks and will be placed in DoD facilities across the nation. Students conduct research relevant to the defense mission under the supervision of DoD scientists and engineers. The program is from May 31, 2022, to August 12, 2022.

Applications are open to full-time HBCU/MI students or recent graduates. The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2022 at 11:59 PST. The application website is available here: https://www.dodhbcumiinternship.com/



National and Federal Opportunities!



Health Equity Research Network (HERN) on Disparities in Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

Submit your pre-proposal by Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 3 pm Central Time The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed $20 million to establish a Health Equity Research Network — an opportunity to significantly advance our understanding of the factors underlying the disproportionate impact of maternal mortality and morbidity on Black women, Native American women, and those living in rural areas. Because heart and vascular issues account for about half of these deaths, the AHA is uniquely positioned to address this critical issue. Among the unique features of this grant mechanism:

  •  Focus on population(s) with documented disparities
  • Applicant teams will submit 3-5 projects
  • At least one project must incorporate the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) into its research design.
  • Network proposals must originate from academic institutions that focus on educating individuals from groups who are under-represented in science

OR must partner with an institution focused on educating or serving under-represented individuals and communities (i.e., institution of higher learning focused on the education of Black/Hispanic/American Indian/non-White students or non-profit community hospital or other research/care institution that serves an underrepresented population).

Pre-proposals are due via email to StrategicAwards@heart.org and must use the template provided.
Invited full proposals will be due by Thursday, April 21, 2022, 3 pm Central Time.



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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development Grants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development grants.  The NOFO is now available at grants.gov and closes on April 5, 2022.  All institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to forward this message to others that may be interested.

If you have questions regarding grants, please contact:

Nancy Hebron-Isreal; Program Manager, Sr. Grants Administrative Specialist , Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nancy.Hebron-Isreal@nrc.gov; 301-415-6996



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U.S. Department of Education

Grant Opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs is pleased to announce a grant opportunity related to the preparation of special education, early intervention, and related services personnel attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs).

The purpose of this priority is to increase the number of ethnically and racially diverse personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children, including infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities.  Under this grant competition, the Department will fund high-quality projects within MSIs that prepare special education, early intervention, and related services personnel at the certification, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, educational specialist degree, or clinical doctoral degree levels.

The purpose of the OSEP Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to:

  • help address State-identified needs for qualified personnel —in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education— to work with infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities; and
  • ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically-based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

We invite you to learn more about this grant opportunity. OSEP will post a pre-recorded webinar that can be found at  http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/new-osep-grants.html by the end of the week (2/11/2022).  A recording of the webinar will be available at www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/new-osep-grants.html within five days after the pre-application webinar.

For more details on grant application requirements please review the notice informing applicants: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/02/04/2022-02392/applications-for-new-awards-personnel-development-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-with . Lastly, prospective applicants can reach the OSEP point of contact for the grant program, Tracie Dickson at tracie.dickson@ed.gov(202) 245-7844 or (202) 987-0145.



EDA

U.S. Economic Development  Administration

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Programs, Status update on EDA’s, American Rescue Plan programs

Due to the high volume of applications and interest EDA has received for its six innovative programs funded through the American Rescue Plan, EDA is providing the following status update. EDA strongly recommends any entities actively working on an application to contact their local Economic Development Representative to discuss their region’s availability of funds.

Read more about EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs

EDA seeks additional applications for grants to support research of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, which aim to strengthen regional economies nationwide and support economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EDA is currently reviewing applications for American Rescue Plan funding and has determined that it has received no or limited applications addressing critical areas of research into the following EDA American Rescue Plan programs – Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA); Indigenous CommunitiesTravel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation; and Statewide Planning.

EDA encourages new applications specifically focused on these research areas or entities that have already submitted applications to submit modifications to their proposals to encompass these additional research areas. Click here to view the Notice of Funding Opportunity and to submit an application.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET March 11.

Research awards – ranging from $200,000 to $600,000 each – should be national in scope and focus on one of the research areas identified above; and will support real-time data collection and understanding of the implementation of an identified American Rescue Plan program. Specifically, EDA is looking to fund research projects that will allow EDA to understand how the full suite of American Rescue Plan funding is being used, identify lessons learned about how the programs are being implemented, and ultimately support, facilitate, and encourage learning in real-time. No matching funds are required. However, provision of match is an evaluation criterion under the Research component and applications that propose matching share may be considered more competitive in the evaluation process.

Awards will provide critical, cutting-edge research and best practices to regional, state, and local practitioners in the economic development field, thereby enhancing understanding and implementation of economic development concepts throughout the country.

EDA will evaluate each application based on:

  • Organizational or applicant capacity and personnel;
  • Strategic approach;
  • Feasibility of the budget and financial match;
  • Feasibility of deliverables and timeline;
  • Sustainability, scalability, and dissemination; and
  • Cross-collaboration with other EDA and/or other economic development partners.

For more information, click here to view a webinar about the EDA American Rescue Plan Research & Networks program. (Webinar PPT slides here – PDF) For more information about EDA’s American Rescue Plan, programs visit: https://eda.gov/arpa/ Questions? Email research@eda.gov.



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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is now accepting applications for its “Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education Agencies” grant program. The program seeks to counteract instructional and learning loss encountered by many learners during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing two research networks: one examining recovery activities in Pre-K through Grade 12, and the other examining recovery activities in community colleges. IES is particularly interested in supporting research that addresses learning acceleration and recovery for underrepresented student subgroups that were disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2022. For more information, refer to the Request for Applications listed here or on grants.gov.



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U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities:



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National Endowment for the Arts

Research Funding Opportunities. Guidelines are available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis:

  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded. Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment website. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
  •  Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.


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NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations

The NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations are now open, with proposals due by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.

The annual NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I solicitations are your invitation to join a community of NASA experts, small businesses, and research institutions who are researching and developing the technologies of tomorrow. If selected, you could be awarded up to $150,000 to further develop your technology idea. And Phase I is just your start…you can receive up to $1.15 million during your first three years, plus up to nearly $3 million or more through our Post Phase II opportunities. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your submission:

1. Carefully read the solicitation(s) you’re applying to, including:

  • Chapter 2, which has information about how to complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SAM.gov registration processes: SBIR | STTR
  • Chapter 9, which contains the Focus Area and Subtopics that you will need to choose from: SBIR | STTR

2. Attend the January 20th “Dissecting the Solicitations” webinar. A recording will be posted on the program’s website if you are unable to attend.

3. Consider applying for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program and/or Technical and Business Assistance (TABA), which help small businesses commercialize their innovations through additional funding and other support. You’ll be able to indicate interest in either one when submitting your proposal.

4. Review other materials available on the NASA SBIR/STTR program website, such as:

  • The Firm Templates, which will get you familiar with required forms
  • The Resource Library, especially the “Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award” section We look forward to receiving your proposals by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET


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U.S. Department of Agriculture

About the Farm to School Grant Program On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs. USDA’s Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts.

FY2022 Request for Applications (RFA) Now Available!

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program RFA is now available through www.Grants.gov. Be sure to visit the Grant Applicants Resources page to access other helpful resources, including links to webinars that provide specific assistance on applying for a Farm to School Grant.

Application Period Opens for Rural Business Development Grants

The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues.

Rural public entities are eligible to apply, including but not limited to: towns/local government, state agencies, authorities, nonprofit corporations, institutions of higher education, federally-recognized Tribes, and rural cooperatives (if organized as a private nonprofit corporation).    RBDG funds must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

Applications must be submitted to Rural Development by February 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m. local time.



DHS HBCU Symposium: The Path Forward: Campus Safety and Resilience

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Symposium

The Path Forward: Campus Safety and Resilience

 

This multi-agency event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will focus on campus safety and resilience. Information about funding  opportunities and campus safety resources will be shared with symposium attendees.  HBCU faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Invited speakers span the public, private, and law enforcement sectors.

Date:  February 10, 2022

Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

To access the program, use this  link:

Join ZoomGov Meeting

https://hq-dhs.zoomgov.com/j/1616074828?pwd=dEFJWDdJZWp3czFwcU9jbG5oM2RyUT09

Meeting ID: 161 607 4828

Passcode: 199654

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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending February 4, 2022

WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, EXCELLENCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Thank you for subscribing to the U.S. Department of Education, Initiative weekly newsletter. If you have questions about any of the opportunities listed or would like your organizations resources and events included in our next distribution, please email: HBCUnewsletter@ed.gov



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The White House, Additional Resources to Access Free At-Home COVID Tests

The White House has launched a new resource to help individuals and families order free at-home COVID tests from COVIDtests.gov. Those who have difficulty accessing the Internet or need additional support placing an order can call 1-800-232-0233 to get help in English and many other languages. This call-line is open 8AM to midnight ET – 7 days a week. A TTY line (1-888-720-7489) is also available to support access to hearing impaired callers.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL) has also established additional resources. People with disabilities can reach out to the Disability Information and Assistance Line (DIAL) by calling 888-677-1199 or by emailing DIAL@usaginganddisability.org at any time. Older adults can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator website to access live chat assistance or to browse resources. More information on these COVID-19 resources can be found here.



HBCU Events!



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U.S. Agency for International Development

Earlier this week, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Administrator Samantha Power visited Tuskegee University (TU) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under USAID’s Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnership Initiative. The MOU will formalize USAID’s partnership with TU and provide a framework for applying TU’s expertise and renowned research capabilities to global challenges like global hunger and malnutrition.

Whileon campus, Administrator Power met with TU President Dr. Charlotte Morris,visited the burial sites of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, visitedTU’s goat farm, and hosted a student roundtable discussion, where sheheard from students about their development work and career aspirations.

USAIDis currently signing six MOUs with six Historically Black Colleges andUniversities under the MSI Partnerships Initiative. In late 2021, AdministratorPower visited Delaware State to sign an MOU with the university and will signfour more with Florida International University, Morehouse College, AlcornState University, and Florida A&M University.

Let us know if you want tokeep up-to-date on USAID’s work with MSI’s and more by emailing publicengagement@usaid.gov.



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U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Honors Black History Month

Please find the link to her video honoring Black History Month and encouraging the next generation of American diplomats to join our ranks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6FKfUs7QWM&list=PLNxLozf2cP4vMY9v8Xd8aTYc69z-gmhL4&index=1&t=9s



National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIMHD to Host Seminar Exploring the Health Impact of Climate Change

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will host a webinar exploring the health impact of climate change on February 9, 2022, at 12pm ET. The program, “Why Climate Change is a Health Threat,” will look at how the effects of climate change—such as access to clean water and air, shelter, and food—can greatly impact communities already experiencing health disparities. The discussion will also focus on how climate change worsens health disparities, generally causing people from racial and ethnic minority communities and people from low-income households to feel the impact of climate change first, worst, and longest. Details and registration information for the webinar can be found here.



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U.S Department of Energy

Did You Know? The Office of Economic Impact & Diversity is partnering with the Idaho National Laboratory to bring stakeholders, education and workforce, more opportunities! Interested? See attached flyer and register for our upcoming event below!

February 9, 2022, 12:30-1:30PM, ET

Registration Link



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UNCF Alumni Leadership Virtual Summit

February 11-12, 2022

ALL HBCU Alumni & Students Welcome! See Flyer



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Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions

NTIA will host broadband grant program public virtual listening sessions in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These public virtual listening sessions are designed to collect stakeholder input to help inform program development and implementation.

NTIA will hold the public virtual listening sessions based on the following schedule:

  1. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #4: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET; and
  2. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #5: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

These listening sessions will be hosted via NTIA’s virtual platform and conducted as a live public listening session. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA website .

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions



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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Symposium, The Path Forward: Campus Safety and Resilience

This multi-agency event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will focus on campus safety and resilience. Information about funding opportunities and campus safety resources will be shared with symposium attendees.  HBCU faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Invited speakers span the public, private, and law enforcement sectors.

Date: February 10, 2022 from  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

To access the program, use this link

https://hq-dhs.zoomgov.com/j/1616074828?pwd=dEFJWDdJZWp3czFwcU9jbG5oM2RyUT09



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The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. The Initiative will host an informational meeting on February 16, 2022 a 12:00PM, ET. If you are interested in attending this meeting please RSVP to Elyse Jones: elyse.jones@ed.gov. A calendar invite will be sent to you!

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities



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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Join the Coalition to Back Black Businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative for a virtual event on February 10 at 2:00pm ET, highlighting the impact of the Coalition’s efforts to develop Black-owned businesses and what developments are needed to fully leverage their potential. This program will provide resources for Black small business owners looking to take their next step, finding coaching, supplier diversity initiatives, and other resources available to them. Additionally, we’ll hear from leaders who are inspiring and cultivating the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs.

The Coalition is a multi-year initiative launched by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and American Express in September 2020 to support the long-term success and resilience of Black-owned small businesses. The program is a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the nation’s four major Black chambers, including the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Business League, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., and Walker’s Legacy. The Coalition is also funded through support by ADP, AIG Foundation, Altice USA, Dow, Shopify, S&P Global, and Stanley Black and Decker.



Student Opportunities!



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The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce the release of our 2022 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program Application.

Our nomination period is open now until, March 22, 2022. We are looking for the best and brightest HBCU student leaders to participate in this prestigious program! This highly competitive recognition program is open to current HBCU students of all majors and classifications. Students accepted into the program will work with the Initiative for one academic school year and be immersed in an intensive experience working closely with one another and Initiative partners from wide range of disciplines.

More information on the Initiatives recognition program and application requirements can be found by accessing the link below.

Link to 2022 HBCU Scholar Application and site: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities



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U.S. Department of Labor

17 vacancies: Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA

Recent Graduate-Equal Opportunity Specialist, Compliance Officer, GS-0360-7-9 , Closes: Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Salary Range: $46,165 – $82,693
  • Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Recent graduates


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Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Applications are open for 4 IES Summer Research Methods Workshops. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is funding four research methods training programs that are holding workshops this summer. These workshops support the training of current education researchers to expand and upgrade their methodological skills. Participants include individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and deployed education related products and services. The four training workshops include the following:

  • Evidence-based Intervention Training for Education: This program trains teams (2-6 people) working together on the use of Evidence-based interventions in school/educational settings. The teams may come from the same school or district and include research partners. The training will be held June 21-24 and follow-up coaching will be provided during the academic year. Applications are due by April 15. See https://u.osu.edu/ebitraining/.
  • Economic Analysis: This program will hold two workshops. The first is a 3-day training (July 6-8) designed for state and local analysts who support significant policy decisions and the allocation of educational resources within and across districts. The second is a 5-individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and deployed education related products and services. The four training workshops include the following:
  • Evidence-based Intervention Training for Education: This program trains teams (2-6 people) working together on the use of Evidence-based interventions in school/educational settings. The teams may come from the same school or district and include research partners. The training will be held June 21-24 and follow-up coaching will be provided during the academic year. Applications are due by April 15. See https://u.osu.edu/ebitraining/.
  • Economic Analysis: This program will hold two workshops. The first is a 3-day training (July 6-8) designed for state and local analysts who support significant policy decisions and the allocation of educational resources within and across districts. The second is a 5-day training (July 11-15) designed for education researchers who are undertaking or planning to undertake cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analyses in education.  Applications are due by noon on March 31. See https://www.cbcse.org/ies-methods-training.
  • Cluster-Randomized Trials: This program provides training on carrying out rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions including planning, implementing, and analyzing data for cluster-randomized trials randomized experiments. The workshop will be held June 20 – 30. Applications are due by March 18. See https://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/workshops-training/cluster-randomized-trials.html.
  • Meta-analysis: This program will train researchers in state-of-the-art meta-analytic techniques.  The workshop will be held July 24 -30.  Applications are due by March 31. See https://www.meta-analysis-training-institute.com/.


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U.S. Department of Energy

MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (MSIPP)POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) announces the establishment of a Postdoctoral Research Program. This program will provide fixed term postdoctoral research positions at National Laboratories that support the mission of EM. Postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists to solve complex challenges in areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Deactivation & Decommissioning, Groundwater & Soil Remediation, Waste Treatment, and other Novel Materials Research.

For more information, please view the flyer here: DOE MSIPP POSTDOC FLYER.pdf


U.S. Department of Energy paid summer 2022 Internship opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions undergraduate/graduate students!

Apply Now!

Application deadline is February 17, 2022!

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Social Security Administration Fellowship and Grants Opportunities!

The Social Security Administration is offering various fellowship and grant opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College https://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/. Please market these student opportunities in the Department of Education’s weekly newsletters on a continuous basis from now until the application period closes on January 31, 2022.

We are also offering opportunities in the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grants Program https://ardraw.policyresearchinc.org/. information webinar on January 13. 2022 and application due date is February 25, 2022 this and additional information is contained on the attached link.  Please market these student opportunities in the Department of Education’s weekly newsletters on a continuous basis.




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Office of Trade and Labor Affairs

Join our team as a Pathways Intern! Accepting applications January 19, 2022 – February 11, 2022

As an International Relations Intern-Student Trainee (GS 05-09) you will support the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) on programming, planning, and policy. You will be trained and given opportunity to work on:

  • Reviewing of technical assistance, engagement, grant solicitation, and/or remediation strategies and plans designed to advance workers’ rights, working conditions, and/or livelihoods for workers.
  • Develops an awareness of established analytical techniques to monitor and analyze countries’ routine/standard deficiencies, compliance, or policies and practices for enforcing their labor laws with respect to international labor standards.
  • Supporting colleagues in developing internal policy and making draft recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

Attending meetings with senior staff to observe and gain experience with various interactions that involve negotiations, interagency discussions, or other external meetings in regards to policy and program areas.

Learn about ILAB’s Mission and Offices.



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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg

  • February 23, 5 p.m. ET — Interpreting Enslaved People’s History Into Historic Sites
  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link: https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DmZEwJcvS2ax7wZQm9rqIg


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ACHP Internship Opportunity for Newsletters

Are you, or do you know of, a student interested in the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources? The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in Washington, D.C., has internship opportunities available for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as individuals at an early stage of their career and professional development. A small, independent federal agency, the ACHP oversees the historic preservation review process for federal projects and manages a variety of preservation programs dealing with national preservation policy and legislation, Native American interests, building a more inclusive preservation program, promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage, sustainability, community revitalization, economic development, and youth engagement.

Summer internships generally last 10 weeks/full-time or part-time and will be carried out remotely in 2022. Projects can be designed so that academic credit can be awarded, and professional staff members supervise all interns. The ACHP Foundation provides a stipend equivalent to $15/hour.

Interested applicants should apply using this form and a resume. Send to Judy Rodenstein, Internship Program Coordinator, at jrodenstein@achp.gov. The deadline to apply in Feb. 11, 2022.



 Employment Opportunities!



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U.S. Department of Labor

Career Opportunities in Multiple Regions

Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist, Assistant District Director, GS-0360-13,Closes: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • 2 vacancies: San Diego, CA; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Salary Range: $97,378 – $138,171

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service.

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Regional Liaison), GS-0360-13, Closes: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • 2 vacancies: Birmingham, AL; Miami-Dade County, FL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN
  • Salary Range: $94,373 – $150,703.

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service.

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Regional Liaison), GS-0360-13, Closes: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • 3 vacancies: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles County, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego County, CA; San Francisco County, CA; Hawaii Island, HI; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA
  • Salary Range: $94,373 – $150,703

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service.

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Technical Expert), GS-0360-13, Closes: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • 3 vacancies: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles County, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego County, CA; San Francisco County, CA; Hawaii Island, HI; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA
  • Salary Range: $94,373 – $150,703

Link to Apply- this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service.

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Regional Liaison), GS-0360-13,Closes: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • 2 vacancies: Birmingham, AL; Miami-Dade County, FL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN
  • Salary Range: $94,373 – $150,703

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service.

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Regional Liaison), GS-0360-13,Closes: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • 3 vacancies: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles County, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego County, CA; San Francisco County, CA; Hawaii Island, HI; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA
  • Salary Range: $94,373 – $150,700

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service.

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Technical Expert), GS-0360-13, Closes: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • 3 vacancies: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles County, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego County, CA; San Francisco County, CA; Hawaii Island, HI; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA
  • Salary Range: $94,373 – $150,703

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service



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Institute for Education Sciences

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE: IES’ Office of Science is seeking professionals in education-related fields to join our team. The Office of Science, Standards and Review team is responsible for the scientific peer review of IES reports and for overseeing the scientific peer review of applications to research grant competitions. Information about the Office of Science is available here: https://ies.ed.gov/director/sro/index.asp.

Two excepted service position announcements have been posted on USAJOBS: Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0003) and Associate Education Research Scientist (announcement number IES-2022-0004); both are 3-year term appointments with possible 3-year extensions. The Office of Science is particularly interested in mid-career candidates who meet the qualifications described in the Education Research Scientist announcement (https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633808700).

These positions opened on Friday, January 28, 2022, and will close on Monday, February 28, 2022 or as soon as 200 applications have been received, whichever is earlier. If you are interested, please submit your application through USAJOBS as soon as possible.



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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Career & Internship Vacancies

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.

For more information about FWS careers and available internship opportunities, please visit our FWS Recruitment Opportunities page. You can also explore and learn more about the careers we have at FWS and others within the Department of the Interior by clicking here.



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Clean Energy Corps

The Department of Energy has launched the Clean Energy Corps to help support the implement of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law . The Clean Energy Corps will enlist more than 1,000 new employees to take DOE’s efforts to usher in a clean-energy revolution to the next level. The Clean Energy Corps is a diverse group of talented individuals committed to public service and with a mission of supercharging the clean energy revolution.  This is YOUR opportunity to join us in making that future a reality. Regardless of whether you are new to clean energy, or have been doing this work for years — we want YOU as part of our Clean Energy Corps.



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National Museum of African American History and Culture is Hiring!

Meaningful internships offering hands-on experience in digital preservation of African American history and culture.

Deadline is February 15, 2022. See attached flyer!



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University Student Research Challenge (USRC)

Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2021 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES web site.

University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH21ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and includes the challenge of raising cost share funds through a crowdfunding campaign.  The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator – requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.

The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.

Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.  Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due February 24, 2022. Proposals can also be submitted later and will be evaluated in the third cycle. The due date for the third cycle is June 23, 2022.



National and Federal Opportunities!



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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is now accepting applications for its “Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education Agencies” grant program. The program seeks to counteract instructional and learning loss encountered by many learners during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing two research networks: one examining recovery activities in Pre-K through Grade 12, and the other examining recovery activities in community colleges. IES is particularly interested in supporting research that addresses learning acceleration and recovery for underrepresented student subgroups that were disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2022. For more information, refer to the Request for Applications listed here or on grants.gov.



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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Awards More Than $51 Million in Housing Counseling Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Monday awarded $51.4 million in housing counseling grants to 177 HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and intermediary organizations. The funding supports housing counseling agencies in their critical work to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on housing, maintain housing stability by helping families with foreclosure and rental eviction prevention, and help families make more informed housing choices. The awards also include funding to further training and education to attract and retain more housing counseling professionals. Read more information about the grants, including a list of grantees, here.



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National Science Foundation

Present Your Work at the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase on Access, Inclusion & Equity: Feb 11 Deadline to Register as a Presenter

The 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase presenter registration is open until February 11th. From May 10-17, 2022, thousands will visit the virtual showcase from around the world, reviewing short videos of federally funded projects to improve STEM teaching and learning.  Presenters will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a short video and connect with researchers, educators, policymakers, and parents. See some previous NSF INCLUDES project examples. Registration is mandatory for this event.



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Appalachian Regional Commission

Appalachian Regional Commission Seeks Applicants Addressing Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Efforts. $10 million available for ARC INSPIRE Initiative Grants to Help Appalachian Communities and Economies Thrive

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), a federal-state partnership working to strengthen economic growth and community development in 13 Appalachian states, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE)

Initiative. The grant program addresses the region’s substance use disorder crisis with investments of $10 million in the creation and expansion of a recovery ecosystem that helps facilitate workforce entry and re-entry.

Letters of Intent (LOI) for implementation grants up to $500,000 and planning grants up to $50,000 under INSPIRE are due March 3, 2022. The deadline for final applications is March 24, 2022. Award announcements are anticipated to be made in early August 2022. Additional information regarding the application process is available at arc.gov/sud-how-to-apply/.



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U.S. Department of Defense

The DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer Research Program is open for applications. Sponsored by the DoD HBCU/MI Program, the Summer Research Program provides a bridge between the classroom and real-world experiences and aims to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers throughout the DoD. The summer program encourages students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, guides them toward advanced studies, and prepares them for careers in science and engineering fields important to the defense mission. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, will participate in the program for 11 weeks and will be placed in DoD facilities across the nation. Students conduct research relevant to the defense mission under the supervision of DoD scientists and engineers. The program is from May 31, 2022, to August 12, 2022.

Applications are open to full-time HBCU/MI students or recent graduates. The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2022 at 11:59 PST. The application website is available here: https://www.dodhbcumiinternship.com/



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U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities:



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Economic Development Agency

Good Jobs Challenge

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge aims to get Americans back to work by building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers who have hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills that lead to good-paying jobs. Through the Good Jobs Challenge, EDA is allocating $500 million to collaborative skills training systems and programs.

EDA encourages efforts to reach historically underserved populations and areas, communities of color, women, and other groups facing labor market barriers such as persons with disabilities, disconnected youth, individuals in recovery, individuals with past criminal records, including justice impacted and reentry participants, serving trainees participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and veterans and military spouses. These systems and partnerships will create and implement industry-led training programs, designed to provide skills for and connect unemployed or underemployed workers to existing and emerging job opportunities. Ultimately, these systems are designed to train workers with the skills to secure a union job or a quality job that provides good pay, benefits, and growth opportunities.

GOOD JOBS CHALLENGE APPLICATIONS NOW DUE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 11:59P.M. ET. – https://eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge/



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National Endowment for the Arts

Research Funding Opportunities. Guidelines are available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis:

  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded. Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment website. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022. The NEA will conduct a live webinar on February 9, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) featuring an overview presentation followed by a Q&A session. Register for the webinar; an archive will be added to the Applicant Resources page. Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.


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NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations

The NASA SBIR and STTR 2022 Phase I Program Solicitations are now open, with proposals due by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.

The annual NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I solicitations are your invitation to join a community of NASA experts, small businesses, and research institutions who are researching and developing the technologies of tomorrow. If selected, you could be awarded up to $150,000 to further develop your technology idea. And Phase I is just your start…you can receive up to $1.15 million during your first three years, plus up to nearly $3 million or more through our Post Phase II opportunities. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your submission:

1. Carefully read the solicitation(s) you’re applying to, including:

  • Chapter 2, which has information about how to complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SAM.gov registration processes: SBIR | STTR
  • Chapter 9, which contains the Focus Area and Subtopics that you will need to choose from: SBIR | STTR

2. Attend the January 20th “Dissecting the Solicitations” webinar. A recording will be posted on the program’s website if you are unable to attend.

3. Consider applying for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program and/or Technical and Business Assistance (TABA), which help small businesses commercialize their innovations through additional funding and other support. You’ll be able to indicate interest in either one when submitting your proposal.

4. Review other materials available on the NASA SBIR/STTR program website, such as:

  • The Firm Templates, which will get you familiar with required forms
  • The Resource Library, especially the “Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award” section We look forward to receiving your proposals by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET


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U.S. Department of Agriculture

About the Farm to School Grant Program On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs. USDA’s Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts.

FY2022 Request for Applications (RFA) Now Available!

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program RFA is now available through www.Grants.gov. Be sure to visit the Grant Applicants Resources page to access other helpful resources, including links to webinars that provide specific assistance on applying for a Farm to School Grant.

Application Period Opens for Rural Business Development Grants

The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues.

Rural public entities are eligible to apply, including but not limited to: towns/local government, state agencies, authorities, nonprofit corporations, institutions of higher education, federally-recognized Tribes, and rural cooperatives (if organized as a private nonprofit corporation).    RBDG funds must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

Applications must be submitted to Rural Development by February 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m. local time.