Hampton, VA - Hampton University is a leader among Virginia universities in winning competitive federal contracts, according to figures from the USAspending.gov Web site.
HU received $128.2 million in federal contracts between fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2007. This total is more than any other public or private university in Virginia received in federal contracts during this eight-year period. A federal contract is an agreement between the federal government and a private entity, for-profit or non-profit, to execute mandated services for a fee. This differs from grants in that grants are awarded to conduct research or other program as specified in an approved proposal.
HU also leads all HBCU's in winning competitive grants from all federal agencies for the second consecutive year, according to a recent report from the National Science Foundation.