This program provides financial assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to establish or strengthen their physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowment-building capacity.
This is one of a number of Department programs that provides funds to Title III B grantees that could be used to support broadband access. The allowability of costs is always situational and program specific. For that reason, if an institution decides to use funds under one of these programs for costs related to broadband access, they must be sure that the use of the funds is, under the specific circumstances of the expenditure and the program authority selected, reasonable and necessary for the purposes of that program, and does not violate other program requirements, such as supplement not supplant, if it applies to program. We also note that, while funds under one of these programs can be used on broadband access, the programs’ purpose is not designed primarily for this focus.