In support for President Obama's White House HBCU Initiative launched in 2010, the inaugural Academy will focus on three objectives that will help HBCUs/MIs to: better understand the federal contracting process; identify federal programs for them to participate and win federal contracts; and create partnerships that can ultimately bring funding to the University. As State Representative and State Honorary Chair of the Academy Harold Love says, "HBCUs have always played a tremendous role in the educational landscape of America, but have not been equally funded. The HBCU Contracting Academy will help level the playing field by providing critical knowledge on the federal contracting process."
With four tracks, ranging from Federal Contracting 101 to building relationships, the event will feature speakers from the largest federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Health & Human Services, NASA, NIH, as well as industry experts. Academy speaker Dr. Juanita Harris, Director of Weapons Development and Integration (US Army Aviation) says, "Building strong research-based partnerships with HBCUs allows DoD to provide the warfighter with innovative solutions arising from these creative and diverse universities. The Army's goal is to expand our outreach to embrace these critical public and private partnerships with HBCUs."
The cost of the Academy is $295. More information and registration can be found at www.hbcufca.com
About Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University (TSU) has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report's "Guide to America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. TSU offers 77 majors in eight undergraduate and graduate colleges and schools.
About SLA Worldwide
SLA Worldwide is a global leader in economic development strategy and advisory services. As part of its mission, SLA Worldwide focuses on HBCU Sustainability through federal contracting and economic development initiatives. The company brings 30 years of strategy consulting experience with accomplished work performed for both majority and HBCU/MI institutions.
For more information on the HBCU Federal Contracting Academy, please contact Alicia Dawson at (615) 651-7318 or email at email@example.com.
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