• Bowie State University, the historically black educational institution in Maryland, received a $1.1 million grant from the Maryland State Department of Education for a program to help increase the mathematics skills of public school students in Prince George’s County.

• The University of California at Los Angeles was awarded a four-year, $3.89 million grant from the American Heart Association. The funds will be used to establish a new research center at the university focusing on improving the health status of minority patients at risk for heart attack and stroke.