Grants and Gifts

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a total of $7.4 million to 10 historically black colleges and universities for projects to revitalize neighborhoods near their campuses. Here is a list of the colleges and universities receiving the grants and the funded amount:

Tuskegee University ($800,000)

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Southern University

Fayetteville State University

St. Augustine’s College ($498,682)

North Carolina A&T State University

Langston University ($800,000)

Winston-Salem State University

Benedict College

Voorhees College

North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, received a $99,913 grant from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Huntsville, Alabama, for logistical support services.

Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, received a $2 million donation from Janet Rosenwald Becker and Bernard Becker to create an endowed scholarship fund for African-American students. Mrs. Becker, a 1952 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, is the granddaughter of Julius Rosenwald, the former Sears, Roebuck executive whose philanthropic efforts built more than 5,000 schools for blacks in the southern states in the early 1900s.

The law school at historically black North Carolina Central University in Durham received a $1.9 million grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to establish a broadband videoconference link between five legal clinics and five historically black universities.

Georgia State University in Atlanta received a five-year, $6.7 million grant to establish a new Center for Excellence in Health Disparities Research. The center will focus on health issues in underserved communities, on the role of churches in reducing drug use and HIV transmission, and reducing maltreatment of children.

Historically black Hampton University in Virginia received a $293,853 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a bachelor’s degree program in biochemistry.