Capacity Building Grants
HBCU success and the success of their graduates is tied to improved graduation rates and increased outcomes across the board, including stronger endowments, higher alumni giving, lower attrition rates, lower deferred maintenance, higher faculty salaries, lower faculty teaching loads, and higher enrollments. The only way to increase outcomes at HBCUs is to provide these institutions with the necessary support and the appropriate tools for success. Increased support for infrastructure and tools for capacity building are essential.
Our goal is to help strengthen HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions and ensure that they have the capacity to serve more college-bound students and prepare those students to build careers and become active citizens of their communities. We can only accomplish our goal by helping them strengthen the infrastructure, programs, systems, policies, procedures, practices and human capital that support, sustain and advance each institution’s mission.
As partners in transformation, the Authority’s Capacity Building Grants will assist HBCUs in one or more of the following areas:
• Advancing faculty and institutional development by providing financial assistance to HBCUs to facilitate professional development activities as well as engaging in research and writing activities that expand their base of knowledge and proficiency in their chosen fields of expertise. .
• Advancing Research Capabilities by enhancing the ability of HBCUs to generate research aids in attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty and staff, as well as enabling faculty to remain on the cutting edge of their disciplines; enhancing the ability of HBCUs to generate additional revenue, recruit top notch students and strengthens the institution’s prestige by enhancing the capacity of HBCUs to attract research dollars.
• Technological Capacity by helping HBCUs secure not only the most up-to- date technology available but also to enhance their infrastructure to accommodate the use of the technology of today and into the future.
• Supporting Capital Improvements in order for them to remain competitive and attractive.