HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 2010-09-24
Larry Bush
(415) 489-6414
For Release
September 24, 2010


WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $6.3 million to eight Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to help build, renovate, expand and equip their own facilities, and to expand the role of TCUs into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training, and economic development activities. The funding announced today is provided through HUD's Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) (

"These institutions of higher learning are investing in building minds as well as their local communities," said Donovan. "HUD is working with these colleges and universities to help enhance their learning environments as they devote themselves to shaping the next generation of leaders who will benefit from and build on what we do today."

In Arizona, $700,000 in funding to tribal colleges and universities was awarded to Diné College in the community of Tsaile. Diné College (FPCC) intends to use its Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) grant to engage in
pre-construction and construction activities associated with a new residential housing unit for students with dependents. This new student/family residence will be located on the main campus and will be approximately 30,000 square foot.

To be eligible to apply for funding, TCUs must meet the definition of a TCU established in Title III of the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965. In addition, all applicants must offer two- or four-year degrees
and be fully accredited, or be a candidate for accreditation, by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. HUD's grants will help these institutions undertake a wide variety of activities. These activities include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Building a new facility (for example, classrooms, administrative offices, health and cultural centers,
    gymnasium, technology centers, and so forth).
  • Renovating an existing or acquired facility.
  • Expanding an existing or acquired facility.
  • Equipping university facilities (laboratory equipment, library books, and furniture)
  • Property acquisition.
  • Health screening.
  • Technical assistance to establish, expand, or stabilize microenterprises.
  • Crime, alcohol and/or drug-abuse prevention activities.
  • Youth leadership development programs/activities.
  • Tutoring/mentoring programs.
  • Childcare/development programs.
  • Cultural activities/programs.
  • Up to 20 percent of the grant may be used for payments of reasonable grant administrative costs related
    to planning and executing the project.


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