Federal Funding Opportunities Cluster

Attendees at the 2019 Inaugural HBCU Industry Day

Cluster Value Statement: We are committed to identifying and implementing sustainable interagency strategies to improve the conditions under which HBCUs compete for the full range of Federal opportunities.


Upcoming Events

Join the Contracting Workshop Track at the Virtual 2020 HBCU Week Conference! The Cluster is hosting a two day track to provide both educational workshops, and an industry day to engage with federal agencies and HBCU thought leaders to explore best practices and tangible resources that will enable HBCU ability to strategically compete for federal funding opportunities.

2020 Federal HBCU Industry Day: Federal Participant Overview


Tammi Fergusson, WHI-HBCU Liaison


Trina Bilal, Contracting Cluster Chair

Department of Energy


Contracting Cluster Subcommittees

Policy Subcommittee

Developing, implementing, and promoting high leverage policies, practices, programs and projects to cultivate a framework that encourages HBCU competitiveness in federal acquisitions.

Dr. Michael Wooten, Policy Subcommittee Co-Lead

Annette Owens-Scarboro, Policy Subcommittee Co-Lead


Program Planning Subcommittee

Developing and administering synergistic, scalable, and dynamic federal contracting workshops that will be hosted during the 2020 HBCU Week Conference.

Rachel Kenlaw Ramirez, Program Planning Subcommittee Lead


Cluster Members

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

  • National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Environmental Protection Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Small Business Administration


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