Medgar Evers College, the predominantly black campus of the City University of New York in Brooklyn, received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will be used to fund a program that will train 80 special education teachers by the year 2011.

• Fourteen historically black colleges and universities will be among 32 minority-serving institutions that receive $8.6 million in grants under the Department of Defense’s Minority Institutions Infrastructure Support Program. The grant funds, ranging between $75,000 and $500,000, will be used for education programs and research facilities in scientific programs related to national security.

The black colleges and universities receiving grants under the program are: Alabama A&M University, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Fisk University, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Miles College, North Carolina A&T State University, South Carolina State University, Southern University, Spelman College, Wiley College, and Winston-Salem State University.