Title III, Part B: Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Department of Education

Program Type:


Eligible Geography:



Provides funding to HBCUs for broadband construction, broadband adoption, digital skills training, and mobile hotspots and mobile hotspot data plans.

Eligible Recipients:

Higher Education Institution

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Eligible Purpose:

Broadband Enabled Devices; Building Infrastructure; Anchor Institution Infrastructure; Last Mile Infrastructure; Digital Skills Training

Eligible Purpose Detail:

Funding can be used for a wide variety of projects that assist HBCUs in strengthening their academic, administrative, and fiscal capabilities. Relevantly, funds may be used for the purpose of construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement of instruction facilities and physical plant; and establishment of outreach programs.