$1,148,950‬ in Technology Grants Awarded to HBCUs by Campus Consortium
Grant Provides Student Engagement Mobile App & Cloud-based Cybersecurity Solutions

Chicago, May 28, 2020: Campus Consortium, a global non-profit education association, announced today that it has awarded $ 1,148,950 in Technology Grants for cloud-based cybersecurity solutions to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Awarded institutions includes Tougaloo College, Grambling State University, Talladega College, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Morehouse College & Alabama State University. The Grant was designed in collaboration with and supported by QuickLaunch™ and Unifyed™ .

“We strive at improving institutional processes and procedures to boost our operational efficiency,” said Kizzy Morris, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. “The Grants offered us the opportunity and resources to provide an all-in-one solution with one-click, secure access to all of our applications; reduce the security risks associated with our users’ account management using a user provisioning and deprovisioning solution that centralizes the management of our users’ identities; and automate our entire new student and staff onboarding processes, especially as we are all now at home. We received the grant on March 3, 2020, kicked off our project on April 17th and are looking at launching our new platform by July.”

We recognize that our schools need help adapting to a new way of doing business,” said Anjli Jain, Founder and Chairman of the Campus Consortium. “Our cybersecurity grant is designed to help schools move mission critical, premise-dependent services quickly and securely to a cloud-based environment. For example, these institutions can now onboard new users virtually and securely in the cloud. The grants awarded also give students, faculty and staff one-stop access to all campus services with enhanced security features like multi-factor authentication so that their data can be protected from wherever they are studying or working.”

Apply for any or all the Grants below by June 26th:

COVID-19 Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant
COVID-19 Work from Home Cybersecurity Grant
COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning Audit Grant
After Hours & Weekends IT Help Desk Grant
Campus Intranet Portal Grant
Student Engagement Mobile App Grant

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To learn more about Campus Consortium and apply for open Campus Consortium Technology Grants, please visit campusconsortium.org/grant-programs

About Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. There are 101 HBCUs in the United States, including both public and private institutions (down from the 121 institutions that existed during the 1930s).Of these remaining HBCU institutions in the United States, 27 offer doctoral programs, 52 offer master’s programs, 83 offer bachelor’s degree programs, and 38 offer associate degrees.

About the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public historically black university in Cheyney, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1837, it was the first historically black institute. The university offers undergraduate degree programs in the liberal arts, teacher education & technical and applied science. It is committed to providing a wholesome learning experience and environment for each student to flourish.
For more information, please visit https://cheyney.edu/

About Campus Consortium

Founded in 2003, Campus Consortium is a leading non-profit education association with thousands of higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. The Campus Consortium mission is to help members reduce the time, cost, and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned, and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel when adopting new education technologies. To know more about Campus Consortium, please visit CampusConsortium.org or write to us at info@campusconsortium.org.

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