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Program Office: Higher Education Programs

CFDA Number: 84.915
Program Type: Direct appropriation

Program Description

Howard University was established in 1867 as a federally chartered, private, nonprofit educational institution. As a comprehensive, research-oriented, predominantly African-American university, its mission is to provide a high quality educational experience at a reasonable cost. The annual appropriation for Howard University provides partial support for construction, development, improvement, endowment, and maintenance of the university and the Howard University Hospital. Howard University has discretion in allocating funds for its academic, research, and endowment programs, and for its construction activities.

Types of Projects

Funding supports three areas:

  • Academic Programs—academic programs, research, and construction for the university, including a wide range of administrative, library, computer, and technology resources for the university.
  • Endowment Program—matching support to Howard University's endowment, which assists the University in increasing its financial strength and independence by stimulating private contributions.
  • Howard University Hospital—a major acute and ambulatory care center as well as a teaching and training hospital for Washington, D.C.

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Last Modified: 04/22/2014