MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Faulkner University has received two substantial grants totaling $4.2 million, the Predominantly Black Institution Competitive Grant and the Predominantly Black Institution Formula Grant.
In the fall of 2021, Dr. Kimberly Cunningham, the then-director of the Center for Academic Excellence, opened an email from the Department of Education that she had to reread several times to make sure it was real. She learned that Baptist Health Sciences University earned a $4.25 million grant from the Department of Education under the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Competitive Grant Program. This is the largest grant in Baptist University’s history.
The current version of the “Build Back Better” legislation calls for $2 billion in grants to improve research and development capabilities at eligible minority serving institutions. We have presented relevant language from the proposed law below. Please contact us for an analysis of your institution’s eligibility for this program.