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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 631-07
May 23, 2007

DoD Awards Grants to Minority Institutions

The Department of Defense announced today plans to award $8.6 million to 32 minority institutions as part of the fiscal 2007 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions Infrastructure Support Program. 
 
The grants will enhance education programs and research capabilities at the recipient institutions in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD.
 
This announcement is the result of competition for infrastructure support funding conducted for the Office of Defense Research and Engineering by the Army Research Office and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The fiscal 2007 program solicitation received 78 proposals in response to a broad agency announcement issued in October 2006.
 
Equipment grants which range from $75,000 to $500,000 and will have a performance period of 12 months will be made by the Army Research Office.
 
All awards are subject to the successful completion of negotiations between DoD and the academic institutions.
 
The list of recipients for fiscal 2007 funding can be found by clicking http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2007/d20070523grants.pdf .