Alabama A&M University has won a grant from NASA that will help it better compete for federal contracts.
The Alabama A&M Rise Foundation is receiving $376,520 in federal funding from NASA. The money will be used to teach historically black colleges and universities how to win federal contracts and get involved in contract-based research and development.
“The things you have to know about contracts, they are different than grants. You have statements of work, you have regulations, you have all kinds of items within contracts that are different than grants and we had to learn that,” said Dr. Chance Glenn, Dean of A&M’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences.
The Alabama A&M Rise Foundation will use the grant to create a series of workshops and training material to give to HBCUs.