HBCU Presidents Roslyn Artis, Florida Memorial College, and Beverly Hogan, Tougaloo College, as well as NAFEO President & CEO, Lezli Baskerville, represent the interests of the HBCU and PBI communities on the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Board. They provide voice to the need to expand diversity within every agency of DHS, especially in senior executive positions; the value of HBCUs and MSIs for meeting their needs, especially in STEM; and the need to engage HBCUs and MSIs as central players in DHS research and programs. Below are two DHS opportunities we encourage you to review and for which we hope you will compete. NAFEO would be pleased to serve as the convener for a consortium of HBCUs and MSIs or HBCUs and HWCUs interested in pursuing either opportunity.
DHS is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. To learn more, sign up for the informational webinar on August 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. EDT or visit go.usa.gov/x2gNG.
The application deadline for the FY 2016 DHS Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program is September 6, 2016. Any questions should be directed to CommunityPartnerships@HQ.DHS.GOV. For more information, please visit https://www.dhs.gov/cvegrants.