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Black Colleges Receive $228M In Grants From U.S. Government

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A large group of historically black colleges and universities recently received $228 million in grants from the US Government’s Education Department. These grants were awarded to several schools in September last year.

The schools will be using the money to fund a several different services including campus expansions, equipment purchasing and developing counseling programs.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the cash infusion gives the schools greater flexibility in aiding students seeking financial assistance.

The Department awarded the five-year grants to schools in 19 different states and also the District of Columbia and the United States Virgin Islands. Schools in the southern part of the United States received the largest number of grants.

The largest grants of over $5 million each will be given out to:

  • Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)
  • Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • St. Philip’s College (San Antonio, TX)

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