Welcome to the Federal HBCU Industry Day
in collaboration with the 2021 HBCU Week Conference
Countdown to the Event
Federal Funding Opportunities Cluster Workshops
HBCU Industry Day and Networking
September 9-10, 2021

Day 1: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Starts at 1:00 PM ET- EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Day 2: Friday, September 10, 2021 - Starts at 9:00 AM ET - HBCU INDUSTRY DAY AND NETWORKING SESSION


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Diane Frasier Head of the Contracting Activity at NIH and Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management.

The White House Initiative on HBCU shall work with agencies, private-sector employers, educational associations, philanthropic organizations, and other partners to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to an increasing number of students.


Subject matter experts will discuss the valuable resources available through Federal agencies and the best practices for HBCUs to emulate while pursuing Federal contracting opportunities.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Friday, September 10th, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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More than 20 Federal agencies and their operating divisions are ready to learn what HBCUs can offer the United States government. Networking among HBCUs, Small Businesses and Federal agencies is open to all participants registered for the 2021 National HBCU Week Exploring Equity Conference.


Are You a Match?

Matchmaking events can be tremendously beneficial for HBCUs and small businesses to explain how they represent the solution to the government's contracting objectives. To increase your potential for securing a matchmaking session, please be sure to enter the information about your organization that reflects the capabilities that match the agency’s acquisition needs. Check their NAICS Codes. Make sure they match yours before you register.

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Keynote Sessions

Speakers from Government and Industry will share their experiences on topics selected by a program committee composed of field experts. Training sessions as conducted by subject matter experts (SMEs) will share invaluable knowledge to help you navigate the maze of federal, state and local contracting.

Friday, September 10th, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

Ms. Diane J. Frasier

Head of the Contracting Activity, Director of Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management, OM, NIH

Ms. Annette Owens-Scarboro

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Program Manager

Alfred C. Johnson, Ph.D.

NIH Deputy Director for Management and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Sedika Franklin

Associate Director - White House Initiative on HBCUs

Mr. David Dasher

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Principal Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health

Aminta H. Breaux, Ph.D.

President, Bowie State University