AmeriCorps is recruiting students for paid internships this summer!

AmeriCorps, the federal agency whose mission is “to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering,” is hiring current undergraduate and graduate students for paid virtual internships this summer. Anticipated internship dates are from June 7, 2021 – August 20, 2021 and may be flexible depending on office needs and intern schedules. More information, including potential roles, is available via USAJobs available here. The application deadline is April 18, 2021.

 

Free Webinars hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Free Webinars Hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. All sessions are free. However, they are limited to 1,500 participants each.   All times are Eastern.  Thanks for sharing with your network.

Writing Your Federal Resume Interested in a Federal Government job and learning from the experts? The staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will present an in-depth webinar that provides attendees with the tips and tools needed to write a competitive Federal resume.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. REGISTER

Navigating USAJOBS – Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar that provides a step-by-step process for navigating USAJOBS. We cover job searching, creating your account/profile, reviewing Job Opportunity Announcements, applying, and application status.

Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, March 25, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. REGISTER
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. REGISTER

Interviewing Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar on the Federal Government interview process. It explains the types of interviews, delivery methods, common questions, responding using the S.T.A.R. (Situation/Task, Action, Result) method and preparing for an interview.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. REGISTER

 

 

 

 

Global Livingston Institute

GLI’s New Internship Application System

At the Global Livingston Institute (GLI), student engagements are a foundational part of our work, both through student participation in our immersion courses/trips, but also through internships that engages students in research, programming or various other aspects of GLI’s work, as well as the work of external partner organizations!

As  the organization grows, they want to continue being more intentional in placing students with internship opportunities that are mutually beneficial for both the student and host organization, either in the US, East Africa or in remote-based work!

Today GLI is  introducing our NEW internship application system at GLI, which can be found here: https://www.globallivingston.org/program/internships

2021 GSFP Cohort Schedule

  1. Cohort 4 | February 22 – March 26, 2021 (App Deadline: Jan 22)
  2. Cohort 5 | May 24 – June 25, 2021 (App Deadline: Apr 23)
  3. Cohort 6 | July 12 – August 13, 2021 (App Deadline: Jun 11)
  4. Cohort 7 | October 4 – November 5, 2021 (App Deadline: Sep 3)

GSFP 2021 Flyer- Basic

GSFP 2021 Flyer

GSFP Pitch Deck

GSFP Impact Report & Summery

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

HBCU Emergency Management Workforce Consortium

HBCU Emergency Management Consortium (HBCU-EMC) Inaugural Webinar. HBCU Disaster Resilience Series:  Response Planning & Implementation, March 4, 2021, 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

The primary goal of this inaugural webinar is to engage HBCUs and the HBCU community on building sustainable and resilient campuses that are prepared to respond to common emergencies and natural disasters.  The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this need. Paramount to this effort, is boosting the engagement of our HBCU communities in the field of Emergency Management. To that end, HBCUs should seek opportunities to provide Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to our students. To do so will include various strategic approaches, including building the needed infrastructure, internal and external, that will connect stakeholders to a network and an ecosystem of Local, State, and Federal emergency management agencies.

The webinar will also provide an analysis of the responses from HBCU leadership regarding their vulnerabilities in this regard. Panel Topics:  HBCUs and Emergency Management Workforce Development.

To register for the event, please click on the link in the webinar flier.

Secretary DeVos Delivers Nearly $1.4 Billion in Additional CARES Act Relief Funds to HBCUs, Minority Serving Institutions, and Colleges and Universities Serving Low-Income Students

APRIL 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that nearly $1.4 billion in additional funding will be directed to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), as well as institutions serving low-income students to help ensure learning continues during the coronavirus national emergency. This funding is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump less than five weeks ago.

“This Administration is committed to the success of HBCUs, Minority Serving Institutions, and the students they serve. Each institution is unique and is an important part of this country’s educational fabric,” said Secretary DeVos. “By providing additional support to these important institutions, we can help ensure they emerge from this crisis stronger than before. I encourage these institutions, like all others, to use these funds to provide emergency grants to students during this challenging time, and to expand remote learning programs and build IT capacity. These are challenging times, but if we take this opportunity to transform higher education to meet the demands of the 21st century, our nation’s students and higher education as a whole will be better for it.”

Institutions may use this funding to cover the cost of technology associated with a transition to distance education, grants to cover the costs of attendance for eligible students, and faculty and staff trainings. Additionally, funds may be used to cover operational costs, such as lost revenue, reimbursements for prior expenses, and payroll.

These additional funding allocations to MSIs, including HBCUs and TCCUs, and institutions eligible for the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) represent 7.5 percent of overall HEER funds, or around $1 billion. This funding is provided on top of the primary HEER Fund allocation announced earlier in April. HBCUs, for example, will collectively receive an additional $577 million through the awards announced today. That amount is on top of the $353 million amount that the Department allocated to HBCUs through the HEER Fund earlier in the month. TCCUs will receive over $50 million in this round of HEER funding, bringing the total allocation to TCCUs under the fund to $65 million.

The HEER Fund also sets aside 2.5 percent of the HEER Fund ($349 million) to address the greatest unmet needs related to the coronavirus, giving priority to schools that have not been allocated at least $500,000 from the fund. The Department is deploying these funds to ensure that every eligible public and private nonprofit institution will receive at least $500,000 in CARES Act relief funding.

In order to access these funds, eligible institutions must sign a Certification and Agreement certifying that they will use their allocations in accordance with the CARES Act and all other applicable federal law. Schools have until Aug. 1, 2020, to apply for the funds. The Certification and Agreement, a cover letter, and the HEER Fund allocation tables by institution are available on the Office of Postsecondary Education’s CARES Act website.

The Department has taken quick action to support higher education students from the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Colleges and universities were given immediate regulatory flexibility so students’ educations could continue online. Under the leadership of President Trump, the Department also provided student loan relief to tens of millions of borrowers by setting all federally held student loan interest rates to zero percent and allowing borrowers to defer payments for 60 days without interest. The CARES Act extends those benefits to six months. The Department also stopped all federal wage garnishments and collections actions for borrowers with federally held loans in default. Additionally, the Department made $6.2 billion available for emergency cash grants for higher education students, followed by $6.2 billion allocated to higher education institutions to ensure learning continues. The Department also disbursed $7 million to Gallaudet University and $13 million to Howard University in accordance with the CARES Act, which allocated this funding to help these unique institutions address the challenges associated with the coronavirus.

The Department continues to update www.ed.gov/coronavirus with information on COVID-19 for students, parents, educators and local leaders.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the following websites:
coronavirus.govcdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, and usa.gov/coronavirus.

Federal Cultural Funding Opportunities for HBCUs

Do you want to learn more about applying for federal arts/cultural/humanities grants or other funding opportunities for your university or research?

Will you be in Washington D.C. for the 2019 HBCU annual conference? Do you want to know more about applying for federal arts/cultural/humanities grants or other funding opportunities for your university or college?

Get the inside scoop straight from three federal agencies that offer grants, on how YOU can increase successful applications for funding opportunities.

Attend Dream It – Achieve It: Federal Cultural Funding Opportunities for HBCUs, a day-and-a-half workshop hosted by Arts and Humanities agencies.

WHEN: September 10: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM & September 11: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
WHERE: Meeting Room 16, Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001

Workshop attendees are invited to attend an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture – BEFORE the museum is open to the public!

At the workshop you will:

  • Learn about the various funding opportunities available within the arts/cultural/humanities sector at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Learn how to address challenges in obtaining funding in these fields.
  • Hear success stories of recent grant awardees.
  • Find out about career opportunities for students in arts and humanities majors.
  • Learn how to prepare successful grant applications during one on one question and answer session.

Register for this workshop when you register for your sessions at the conference!

HBCU Week 2019 Industry Day

Are you an HBCU and want to know how to win Federal
Government contracts?
National HBCU Week 2019 Industry Day
Event and Matchmaking Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel
Grand South
999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC

 

Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National
Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the
Inaugural HBCU Industry Day.

This is your opportunity to have in-person conversations with Federal and
industry leaders about potential contract opportunities!

All approved representatives of HBCU Sponsored Programs Offices,
Research, Title III, Grants Administration, or Governmental Affairs Divisions are encouraged to attend!

Join us for face-to-face conversations about procurement between HBCUs,
Federal Agencies, and Prime Contractors.

By participating in this event, you will obtain access to federal acquisition
and program officials as well as potential industry teaming partners.

To Register
Register to attend the 2019 HBCU Week Conference and Sign-up for HBCU Industry Day Event and Matchmaking when you select your sessions.

For More Information
Rachel K. Ramirez, nihsmallbusiness@mail.nih.gov
NIH Small Business Program Office

If you require reasonable accommodations, please send an email to the point of contact listed above.

 

New Funding Opportunity at The National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation announced a new funding opportunity for HBCUs: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP).

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation’s STEM workforce. To this end, HBCU-UP provides awards to develop, implement, and study evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers. Support is available for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Research Initiation Awards, Implementation Projects, Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects, and Broadening Participation Research Centers; as well as other funding opportunities.

The HBCU-UP solicitation can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16538/nsf16538.pdf

For information regarding applying for NSF grants, please review the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide found here: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=papp

SBIR Conference: Leading HBCUs to R&D Contract Opportunities!!

The AAMU-RISE Foundation will host  a STTR/SBIR Conference

Small Business Technology Transfer/Small Business Innovation Research 

Is your institution prepared for the paradigm shift? Funding for research and development is moving away from grants. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts. This conference is also ideal for scientists and small businesses.

The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

Please find the conference registration link:

 AAMU-RISE Foundation SBIR/STTR Conference