• Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, received a three-year, $468,000 grant from the U.S. State Department of Education. The grant will enable the university’s department of computer and information sciences to produce multimedia instructional materials.

The Department of Defense announced the awarding of $17.4 million in grants to minority-serving institutions for a wide range of research projects. The three-year grants range from $245,000 to $574,000. Nineteen historically black colleges will receive grants under the program.

For example, Tuskegee University in Alabama will receive a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for research on the catalytic deoxygenation of liquid biomass for hydrocarbon fuels.

Other HBCUs receiving grants are Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Delaware State University, Dillard University, Fisk University, and Howard University. Also receiving DOD grants are Jackson State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Paine College. Prairie View A&M University, Savannah State University, Southern University, Tennessee State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Winston-Salem State University will also receive grants.