Congressional Earmarks

Grants to higher education institutions in 2010

Earmarks are grants made directly to institutions or other entities by members of Congress as part of the annual appropriations process. This list of higher education recipients of earmarks in the 2010 fiscal year was drawn from the final appropriations bills passed by Congress; when the bills themselves did not identify the recipients, as was often the case, the receiving institutions were identified through a review of Congressionally mandated letters of disclosure or news releases from the legislators themselves. While required disclosure of earmarks has been strengthened, it is still imperfect, so this list may be incomplete.

Most earmarks are given directly to one recipient, but some are shared, and the amount that each institution receives is not published. For this reason, the database below divides each institution's totals into two categories, and it may be impossible to determine the precise amount that each institution received. When an institution shared an earmark with another college, those institutions are noted; when the partner was a company or other entity from outside higher education, it is not included in the list below.

The database below is searchable by institution (suggestions will appear as you type) and agency (see dropdown menu). Clicking on the "Institution" and "Direct Grant Amount" headings will order the information in that way.

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Institution     Grant Title Federal Agency Direct Grant Amount Shared Grant Sponsor(s)
Adams State College $125,000
(direct total)
Nurse training Health and Human Services $125,000   Rep. Salazar (D-Colo.),
Sen. Udall (D-Colo.),
Sen. Bennet (D-Colo.)
Adelphi University $200,000
(direct total)
Institute for Math and Science Teachers Education $200,000   Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.),
Rep. McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
AIB College of Business $400,000
(direct total)
Recruiting and training captioners and court reporters/scholarships to students Education $400,000   Sen. Harkin (D-Iowa)
Alabama A&M University $500,000
(direct total)
High Temperature Materials Research and Development for Crew Exploration Vehicle and Crew Launch Vehicle Initiatives NASA $500,000   Rep. Griffith (R-Ala.),
Sen. Shelby (R-Ala.)
Alamo Community College $200,000
(direct total)
Associate degree program for air traffic controllers, including equipment and technology Education $200,000   Rep. Rodriguez (D-Tex.)
Albany State University $1,750,000
(direct total)
Demonstration and Validation of Renewable Energy Technology Defense $800,000   Rep. Bishop (D-Ga.)
Global Supply Chain Management Defense $800,000   Rep. Bishop (D-Ga.)
Recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in postsecondary education Education $150,000   Rep. Bishop (D-Ga.)
Alcorn State University $2,530,000
(direct total)
Biotechnology Lab Agriculture $1,500,000   Sen. Cochran (R-Miss.),
Rep. Thompson (D-Miss.)
Biotechnology Research Agriculture $480,000   Sen. Cochran (R-Miss.),
Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.)
Graduate level curriculum development Education $300,000   Sen. Cochran (R-Miss.)
Systems Research Institute Small Business Administration $250,000   Sen. Cochran (R-Miss.)
Alvernia University $470,000
(direct total)
Criminal Justice Program Initiative Justice $470,000   Rep. Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Alverno College $100,000
(direct total)
Research Center for Women and Girls Education $100,000   Rep. Moore (D-Wisc.)
Angelina College $200,000
(direct total)
Purchase of equipment Health and Human Services $200,000   Rep. Gohmert (R-Tex.),
Sen. Cornyn (R-Tex.)
Angelo State University $3,000,000
(direct total)
Defense Critical Languages and Cultures Initiative Defense $3,000,000   Rep. Conaway (R-Tex.),
Sen. Cornyn (R-Tex.),
Sen. Hutchison (R-Tex.)
Anne Arundel Community College $350,000
(direct total)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Initiative Education $350,000   Rep. Ruppersberger (D-Md.)
Anoka Ramsey Community College $800,000
(direct total)
Curriculum development in programs relating to the medical device manufacturing industry Education $800,000   Rep. Paulsen (R-Minn.),
Rep. Klobuchar (D-Minn.),
Sen. Franken (D-Minn.)
Appalachian State University $100,000
(direct total)
Rural health facilities and equipment Health and Human Services $100,000   Sen. Hagan (D-N.C.)
Arkansas State University $15,400,000
(direct total)
(shared total)
Biological Air Filtering System Technology Defense $3,000,000   Rep. Berry (D-Ark.),
Sen. Lincoln (D-Ark.),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.)
Pride Center for America‚Äôs Wounded Veterans Defense $1,600,000   Rep. Berry (D-Ark.)
Spectroscopic Materials Identification Center Defense $1,600,000   Rep. Berry (D-Ark.),
Sen. Lincoln (D-Ark.),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.)
Standoff Hazardous Agent Detection and Evaluation System Defense $8,500,000   Rep. Berry (D-Ark.),
Sen. Lincoln (D-Ark.),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.)
Ethanol from Agriculture Energy $500,000   Rep. Berry (D-Ala.),
Sen. Lincoln (D-Ark.),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.)
Arkansas Commercial Driving Training Institute Small Business Administration $200,000   Rep. Berry (D-Ark.)
Standoff Improvised Explosive Detection Program Defense   $4,800,000
Florida A&M University, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Rep. Boyd (D-Fla.),
Rep. Berry (D-Ark.),
Rep. Brown (D-Fla.),
Rep. Hirono (D-Hawaii),
Rep. Meek (D-Fla.),
Sen. Akaka (D-Hawaii),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.)
Specialty Crops Agriculture   $175,000
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, University of Georgia
Sen. Lincoln (D-Ark.),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.)
Arkansas State University at Beebe $652,000
(direct total)
Training program for employment in natural gas industry Labor $200,000   Rep. Snyder (D-Ark.),
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.),
Sen. Lincoln (D-Ark.)
Arkansas State University at Beebe FEMA $452,000   Rep. Snyder (D-Ark.)
Armstrong Atlantic State University $457,000
(direct total)
Cyber Security Research Institute Foundation Education $457,000   Rep. Kingston (R-Ga.),
Sen. Chambliss (R-Ga.) Sen. Isakson (R-Ga.)
Asnuntuck Community College $250,000
(direct total)
Medical Device Machine Technology Certificate Program Education $250,000   Rep. Courtney (D-Conn.)
Assumption College $100,000
(direct total)
Acquisition of educational equipment and information technology Education $100,000   Rep. McGovern (D-Mass.),
Sen. Kennedy (D-Mass.),
Sen. Kerry (D-Mass.),
Sen. Kirk (D-Mass.)
Atlanta Christian College $350,000
(direct total)
Training and curriculum development Labor $350,000   Rep. Kingston (R-Ga.)
Auburn University $18,032,000
(direct total)
Research and Development Center Agriculture $3,500,000   Sen. Shelby (R-Ala.),
Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.)
Catfish Genome Agriculture $819,000   Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.)
Improved Crop Production Practices Agriculture $1,293,000   Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.),
Rep. Aderholt (R-Ala.),
Rep. Bachus (R-Ala.),
Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.)
Detection and Food Safety Agriculture $1,748,000   Rep. Bright (D-Ala.),
Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.)
Precision Agriculture Agriculture $419,000   Rep. Aderholt (R-Ala.),
Rep. Griffith (R-Ala.)
Tri-state Joint Peanut Research Agriculture $413,000   Rep. Bright (D-Ala.)
Enhanced Military Vehicle Maintenance System Demonstration Project Defense $2,800,000   Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.),
Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.),
Sen. Shelby (R-Ala.)
Logistical Fuel Processors Development Defense $1,200,000   Rep. Bachus (R-Ala.),
Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.)
Multi-Element Structured Filter Arrays for Naval Platforms Defense $3,440,000   Rep. Bonner (R-Ala.)
Biomass to Liquid Fuels and Electric Power Research Energy $1,500,000   Rep. Bonner (R-Ala.),
Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.),
Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.)
Canine Program Justice $900,000   Rep. Rogers (R-Ala.),
Rep. Aderholt (R-Ala.)
Auburn University at Montgomery $800,000
(direct total)
Farm Deployable Microbial Bioreactor for Fuel Ethanol Production Energy $800,000   Rep. Aderholt (R-Ala.),
Rep. Bright (D-Ala.),
Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.)
Austin Peay State University $500,000
(direct total)
Solar Energy Laser Physics Program NASA $500,000   Rep. Tanner (D-Tenn.),
Sen. Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Barry University $3,680,000
(direct total)
Institute for Collaborative Sciences Research Defense $2,080,000   Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.),
Rep. Meek (D-Fla.),
Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.),
Sen. Nelson (D-Fla.)
Center for Community Service Initiatives Health and Human Services $300,000   Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.),
Rep. Meek (D-Fla.)
Institute for Collaborative Sciences Research Energy $1,200,000   Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.),
Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
Community and Economic Development Small Business Administration $100,000   Rep. Davis (D-Tenn.)
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