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.

 

Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy

Introduction to the U.S. Department of Energy

Science, Technology and Policy Program for Post-Masters and Post-Doctoral

Register Now for an Earth Week Webinar! Bioenergy: Growing America’s Energy Future

Save the Date for an Earth Week Webinar! Bioenergy: Growing America’s Energy Future

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host a dynamic webinar on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1 p.m.–2 p.m. ET. The webinar, Bioenergy: Growing America’s Energy Future, will feature BETO leadership detailing BETO’s research and development efforts to enable the U.S. bioeconomy.

The panel of speakers includes BETO’s:

  • Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Acting Director
  • Dr. Jay Fitzgerald, Chief Scientist
  • Dr. Reyhaneh Shenassa, Chief Engineer

Join the panel as they discuss high priority BETO topics including:

  • Bioenergy Program Overview
  • Plastics recycling initiatives
  • Waste-to-energy efforts
  • Engaging farmers as clean energy partners
  • CO2 utilization
  • Advancements in marine and aviation biofuels.

Register here!

 

April is Financial Capability Month!

See our featured events below.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

A Virtual Town Hall with FDIC!
Thursday, April 29, 2021
5:30-7:00PM, ET
REGISTER HERE

Are you looking for ways to better manage your money or lower your student debt? Are you anxious about what your first paycheck will cover? Let’s Plan For Your Financial Future?

The FDIC, a federal banking regulator, is partnering with the White House Initiative on HBCUs to help you take control of your financial education and financial future. HBCU alumni, who are current FDIC employees, will share their personal stories and life lessons to help you avoid common money mistakes. You will learn about:

  • Managing student loans,
  • Eliminating debt,
  • Budgeting, and
  • Transitioning financially from a student to a professional.

Join us and  REGISTER HERE !

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD’s Strong Families Initiative invites you and your staff to join us for a weekly webinar series during Financial Capability Month.

Every Tuesday in April, we will feature a panel of experts providing informational sessions on how you can help HUD-assisted families access and manage their American Rescue Plan economic impact payments.

No pre-registration necessary! Just download the calendar invites for the sessions you’re interested in below. The calendar invites include the WebEx information.

Weekly webinars from 2 pm – 3:30 pm ET include:

April 20Predatory Practices Impacting Elders and People with Disabilities

Add to your calendar!

April 27Engaging HUD-Assisted Residents in Financial Empowerment

Add to your calendar!

To learn more about National Financial Capability Month, see the President’s recent Proclamation. To learn more about HUD’s Strong Families Initiative, visit HUD.gov/StrongFamilies.

 

 

 

 

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

If you or someone you know is interested in working for the federal government, then the following webinars will be of interest. All sessions are free. However, they are limited to 1,500 participants each.   All times are Eastern.  Thanks for sharing with your network.

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.

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, May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.  REGISTER

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. REGISTER

2020 Virtual Conference Registration Open Now

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities cordially invites you to

REGISTER TODAY

 

Virtual HBCU Week Conference-- 2020 The Perfect Decade to Accelerate HBCU Competitiveness

National HBCU Week 2020: The Perfect Decade to Accelerate HBCU Competitiveness – builds on the momentum of past conferences that have exposed, cultivated, and nurtured. Now, we are putting it all together, offering a unique experience, substantially structured around deal-making between HBCUs, the Federal sector and non-Federal public and private partners.

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.

2020 HBCU Week Exhibitor Application Now Available

2020 NATIONAL HBCU WEEK CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2020| Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC

Exhibitor space will be limited. 

2020 HBCU Week Exhibitor Application

EXHIBIT OVERVIEW

Exhibiting at the conference provides an opportunity for a company, agency or organization to exhibit products, services and organizational opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete the Exhibitor Application in its entirety.
  2. Save the form using your organization’s name.
  3. Submit the form by email to oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov, Subject line: 2020 HBCU Week Conference Exhibitor Application no later than May 17, 2020.

Visit Exhibitor Information Page for additional details and eligibility.

HBCU Week Student Leadership Summit

Are you currently an enrolled student or recent graduate of a HBCU?

Join us at our student leadership summit as a student delegate participating in professional development, career area sessions, and career opportunities!

For more information contact Elyse Jones, elyse.jones@ed.gov or oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov 

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.

 

Save the Date: 2019 HBCU Week Conference

2019 National HBCU Week Conference

Save the Date, 2019 HBCU Week Conference, Enhancing HBCU Competitiveness: Student Achievement, Quality Partnerships and Institutional Performance, September 8-10, 2019

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2019 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference

Enhancing HBCU Competitiveness: Student Achievement, Quality Partnerships and Institutional Performance

Registration

NOW OPEN

Hotel & Travel Information Hotel Reservation

Link

Exhibitor Information Volunteer Information

Frequently Asked Questions

September 8-10, 2019

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Reserve your Hotel Room Now

https://book.passkey.com/go/NHBCU19

Online Registration is Required |Free Admission

General Registration Opens June 1, 2019

Questions?? Contact oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov