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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 413-01
September 10, 2001

DOD SELECTS TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOR GRANTS

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today that it plans to award 17 grants totaling $2.75 million to 17 tribal colleges and universities. These grants will be made under the fiscal 2001 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program. The grants will enhance programs and capabilities at these minority institutions in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to national defense.

The grants were competitively selected from 24 proposals submitted to the Army Research Office in response to a broad agency announcement issued in January 2001. The Army Research Office plans to award the grants, ranging from $53,000 to $200,000, only after written agreements are reached between the department and the institutions.

The list of recipients is available on line at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2001/d20010910tribalgrants.pdf.

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