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Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)

The White House established several educational initiatives that directed its Executive Branches and Federal Agencies to identify and implement programs that would increase participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian and Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (APIs) in the Federal Highway Administration and other federally sponsored programs.

Authorities

The MSI Program is mandated by the following Executive Orders, and link MSIs to the Federal Highway Administration and to the Federal Government as a whole.

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Executive Order 13515 -  Increasing opportunity and improving quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in Federal programs where they may be underserved.

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Executive Order 13532 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Requires Federal departments and agencies to submit an annual plan of awards report and an annual performance report to the Secretary of Education containing data on its efforts and accomplishments to increase the participation of HBCUs in federally sponsored programs. The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for submitting the Federal Highway Administration's information to the Departmental Office of Civil Rights for inclusion in the Department of Transportation submissions to the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

Executive Order 13555 – Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans - Requires Federal departments and agencies to submit an annual plan of awards report and an annual performance report to the Secretary of Education containing data on their efforts and accomplishments to increase the participation of Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSIs) in federally sponsored programs.

In addition, the Order requires that Federal departments and agencies submit a report on all planned and accomplished outreach efforts that focuses on the Hispanic community; i.e., promoting and encouraging the development of language, culture, and traditions, and educational efforts directed towards early childhood development and elementary and secondary students. The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for submitting the Federal Highway Administration's information to the Departmental Office of Civil Rights for inclusion in the Department of Transportation submissions to White House Initiative on HSIs.

White House Initiative Tribal Colleges and Universities

Executive Order 13270 –TCUs — Requires that Federal departments and agencies submit an annual plan of awards report and an annual performance report to the Secretary of Education containing data on its efforts to increase the participation of TCUs in federally sponsored programs.

In addition, the Order requires that Federal departments and agencies submit a report on all planned and accomplished outreach efforts that focuses on the Native American and Alaska Native communities; i.e., promoting and encouraging the development of language, culture, and traditions, and educational efforts directed towards early childhood development and elementary and secondary students. The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for submitting the Federal Highway Administration's TCUs information to the Departmental Office of Civil Rights for inclusion in the Department of Transportation submissions to White House Initiative on TCUs.

Executive Order 13592 – American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities (AIAN)

Executive Order 13621 – White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (a.k.a. PBI or Predominately Black Institutions)

Contacts/phone numbers/email addresses

David Pinckney
Acting DBE/Contractor Compliance Team Leader
(202) 366-1583
David.Pinckney@fhwa.dot

Tracy Duval
DBE/Support Services Coordinator Program Analyst
(202) 366-1604
Tracy.Duval@dot.gov

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