FAA-HBCU Initiative Program

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Initiative Program was created to address Executive Order 14041, White House Initiative on advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The committee works to establish relationships with HBCUs, particularly those with Aerospace and Aviation programs. The committee develops and executes initiatives and events to share information about FAA programs, grants, career opportunities and Collegiate Training Initiatives that can benefit HBCUs and their students. 

We also engage with HBCUs to learn more about their programs and to foster exchange of best practices amongst all the stakeholders. The goal of the FAA-HBCU is to foster a sustainable, mutually beneficial relationship with HBCUs, supporting Executive Order 14041, creating a pipeline of aerospace professionals, increasing  awareness of the FAA’s position in the Aerospace industry.

Events & Highlights

Together, we spotlight HBCUs innovative and groundbreaking aviation education programs, and highlighted the FAA’s diverse initiatives and opportunities in recruitment, internships, grants, collegiate programs, cooperative agreements, and more.

2nd Annual FAA-HBCU Aviation Day

The FAA and our partner Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) hosted the second FAA-HBCU Aviation Day on February 27, 2024 to spotlight the pivotal role HBCUs play to advance careers in aerospace. This event was open to HBCUs, Students, Alumni, Aviation Professionals, Industry Stakeholders, and those interested in learning more about this dynamic partnership.

Stay tuned for materials from this year's Aviation Day and to receive updates for next year's event. 

Additional Information About the FAA's HBCU Initiative Program

Contact Us

Reach out to HBCU-Program@FAA.gov for more information and to answer any of your questions. Subscribe now to stay up to date on future HBCU events. 

Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2024