Predominantly Black Institutions Program - Competitive Grants

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The FY 2021 PBI Competitive Grant Competition has been announced in the Federal Register.

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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant Program Assistance Listing Number 84.382A for Predominantly Black Institutions.

Program Office: Institutional Service

CFDA Number: 84.382A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: PBI Program, PBIU Program

Program Description

The purpose of the Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant Program is to support Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to establish or strengthen programs in the following areas:

  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)
  • Health education
  • Internationalization or globalization
  • Teacher preparation; or
  • Improving educational outcomes of African-American males

Types of Projects

Five-year projects that establish or strengthen programs at predominantly Black institutions that are designed to increase the institution's capacity to prepare students for instruction in the above noted fields.

Program Map of Participating Institutions -- This Google map shows the eligible institutions that have applied for and have been awarded discretionary grants under this section by Institutional Service (IS), U.S. Department of Education. Grants were awarded in FYs 2007 and 2008 for a period of one, two, or three years.


Last Modified: 05/19/2021