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Minority Academic Institutions Program

EPA's Minority Academic Institutions Program was created to increase opportunities for Minority Academic Institutions (MAIs) to participate in federal programs. Increased participation in federal programs will strengthen these schools, and our entire nation, by promoting faculty development, increasing institutional capacity, and fully developing the diverse talent pool that constitutes our nation. Success in fulfilling these critical objectives will help our economy to thrive and keep America competitive in the global market. In order to remain strong all of our nation's schools including Minority Academic Institutions (MAIs) must be fully developed.

Minority Academic Institutions as designated by the Department of Education include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs); Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs); Asian American Native American Pacific Islanders Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

Minority Academic Institutions have been steadfast champions in providing education to thousands of Americans that would otherwise be denied a quality education. However, throughout our history these institutions have not been afforded access to the lucrative federal partnerships that enabled our largest academic institutions to develop their institutional capacity and competitive edge.

Specific MAI program functions include:

Points Of Contact

Lester Facey, POC
Phone: 202-566-1321
Email: facey.lester@epa.gov


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