The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded Howard University a multi-year award to cover a five-year period for a total amount of $15.5 million dollars in Federal funds, with initial year funding of $2.975 million. This award supports education and research that directly aligns with NOAA goals in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. The funding represents a continued investment in the established NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS), for education and training.
The new partnership will begin in fall 2016. NCAS is comprised of 13 institutions of higher education: Fort Valley State University, Howard University(lead), Jackson State University, Pennsylvania State University, San Diego State University, San Jose State University, State University of New York - Albany, Tuskegee University, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, University of Maryland - College Park, Universidad Metropolitana, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, and University of Texas - El Paso.