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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Five HBCUs Receive Over $9 Million In Grants & Gifts


Here are this week’s grants and gifts to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Morehouse College — $1.6 Million

Morehouse College, a private, historically black men's liberal arts (HBCU) college in Atlanta, GA
Morehouse College, a private, historically black men’s liberal arts (HBCU) college in Atlanta, GA

Historically Black Morehouse College in Atlanta has received a $1.6 million grant from federal Community Project Funds to expand the Higher Education Prisons Program, housed in the college’s Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership. The funds will support more classes for incarcerated students and provide greater opportunities for engagement with Morehouse College students and faculty.

Alcorn State University — $6 Million

Alcorn State University, a public historically black land-grant university adjacent to Lorman, Mississippi.
Alcorn State University, a public historically black land-grant university adjacent to Lorman, Mississippi.

A team of researchers including Dr. Emran Ali from historically Black Alcorn State University in Mississippi has received a $6 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Speciality Crop Initiative. The four-year project will focus on lessening the risks posed by common vegetable pests. Other participating institutions are New Mexico State University, the University of Illinois, the University of Florida, the University of Arizona, Texas A&M University, and Rutgers University.

Elizabeth City State University — $500,000

Elizabeth City State University, a public historically Black university in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Elizabeth City State University, a public historically Black university in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Historically Black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina has received a $500,000 grant to support the university’s Aviation Workforce Development Program, which aims to prepare high school students for careers in aviation. The new funds will support an expanded curriculum and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Southern University and A&M College — $1.5 Million

Southern University and A&M College, a public historically black land-grant university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Southern University and A&M College, a public historically black land-grant university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Historically Black Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have received a $1.5 million grant from the state to fund energy efficiency improvements on campus. The funds will support updates to the John B. Cade Library and the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Wiley University — $30,000

Wiley University, a private historically black college in Marshall, Texas.
Wiley University, a private historically black college in Marshall, Texas.

Historically Black Wiley University has received a $30,000 Advancing Religious Pluralism Grant from Interfaith America to further interfaith cooperation and learning on the historic campus. Wiley is the only HBCU (Historically Black College and University) to receive the award.


Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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