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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 609-02
December 02, 2002

DOD SELECTS TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOR GRANTS

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today plans to award instrumentation grants totaling $3.3 million to 13 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). These grants will be made under the fiscal 2002 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions Infrastructure Support Program. The grants will enhance programs and capabilities at these minority institutions in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD.

This announcement is the result of merit competition for infrastructure support funding conducted for the Office of Defense Research and Engineering by the Army Research Office. The fiscal 2002 TCUs program solicitation received 16 proposals in response to a broad agency announcement issued in June 2002. The Army Research Office plans to award 13 grants ranging from $55,000 to $400,000, only after written agreements are reached between the DoD and the institutions.

The list of recipients is available on the Web at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2002/d20021202tcu.pdf.