HBCU National CenterIntern Support Grants Awarded to HBCUs, Totaling $41,000. During the recent HBCU Week, the HBCU National Center Foundation awarded $1,000 grants to 41 HBCU Presidents and Chancellors attending the Conference. You can read more about this exciting development here.The Intern Support Grants are intended to be used in any way that supports, enhances, or builds a semester in D.C. program for HBCU students.If your institution would like to apply for this grant, please reach out to HBCUNC@InternsDC.com. For more information on the HBCU National Center:Visit their website: HBCUNC.orgAlso be sure to subscribe to their newsletter and stay connected with them via social media!
Drug Enforcement Agency Red Ribbon Campus Video PSA Contest. The Red Ribbon Campus Video PSA Contest, cosponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, is now open and accepting entries through November 7. Attached is this year’s promotional flyer and full contest details can be found on our website at www.campusdrugprevention.gov/psacontest.
U.S. Department of Labor, Nursing Expansion Grant Program$80 million in grant funding available to train, expand, and diversify the nursing workforce for quality jobs.WHAT IT DOES. The U.S Department of Labor’s Nursing Expansion Grant Program is designed to support nursing training programs to diversify the pipeline of nursing professionals able to fill these jobs and improve the nation’s healthcare system. This grant program places an emphasis on training people from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations to bring greater employment equity in underserved communities and improve healthcare workforce diversity.The department’s Nursing Expansion Grant Program is driven by partnerships between public and private sector entities. These grants will support organizations that use worker-centered industry sector strategies to train nursing instructors or create nursing professional pathway programs. Applicants must propose training program models that solicit workers, unions, worker organizations and employers to build partnerships with community- based organizations and training institutions.
National Telecommunication and Information AdministrationBiden-Harris Administration Announces $10.6 Million in Internet for All Grants to Five Minority-Serving Colleges and UniversitiesWASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded five grants as part of the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC). These grants, totaling $10,642,577.03, will expand community technology hubs, upgrade classroom technology, and increase digital literacy skills at five minority-serving institutions in California, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and the Marshall Islands.These awards will help expand high-speed Internet access at the following educational institutions: Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA), New Mexico Highlands University, North Carolina Central University, Eastern University (PA), and the College of the Marshall Islands. The CMC program is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative that will connect everyone in America with affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service. This program specifically directs $268 million from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 for expanding high-speed Internet access and connectivity to eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs).The CMC grants, directed by NTIA’s Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, cover costs such as the purchase of high-speed Internet service and eligible equipment, the hiring and training of information technology personnel, and innovation and workforce development efforts.Additional CMC program awards will be announced on a rolling basis. The final allocation of the $268 million in grant funds will satisfy the requirements that at least 40% of funds are distributed to qualifying HBCUs and at least 20% is distributed to applicants that provide high-speed Internet access service and/or eligible equipment to their students.Internet for All. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a historic $65 billion investment to expand high-speed Internet in communities across the U.S. NTIA recently launched a series of new high-speed Internet grant programs funded by the law that will build high-speed Internet infrastructure across the country, create more low-cost high-speed Internet service options, and address the digital equity and inclusion needs in our communities. For more information on the Biden-Harris Administration’s high-speed Internet programs as well as quotes from the awardees, please visit InternetforAll.gov.
U.S. Department of EducationSeeking Student Performing Artists for Special ObservancesIn April 2022, the U.S. Department of Education issued a “call” across the United States and its territories for student performing artists interested in showcasing their talent, virtually or in-person, at internal and external Department-hosted events.We have received many talent submissions from across the country and are now seeking specific talent to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), National Native American Indian/Alaska Native Month (November), and the following Special Emphasis Observances implemented by Presidential Proclamation, Executive Orders (White House Initiatives) and Public Law:January- Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayFebruary- African American History MonthMarch- Women’s History MonthApril- Holocaust Remembrance DayMay- Jewish American Heritage Month & Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthJune- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride MonthAugust- Women’s Equality DaySeptember – National Hispanic Heritage MonthOctober- National Disability Employment Awareness MonthNovember- National Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage MonthResponses to this call are voluntary and will provide the Department with a repository of student talent that may be matched to specific events that amplify the mission and initiatives of the Department.Please utilize this link for additional information that includes Frequently Asked Questions, submission instructions, and other related guidance. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete your submission and/or answer any related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.