Southern University in New Orleans Receives Major Federal Funding to Rebuild Its Original Campus That Was Flooded During Hurricane Katrina

Four years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the campus of historically black Southern University in New Orleans, the university has finally received the funding to rebuild its original campus. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that the university is eligible for an additional $32 million in grants for rebuilding four buildings on its downtown campus. Since the campus was flooded, the university has moved much of its operations to a temporary campus north of the city.

All told, the university has received $92 million in federal funding since the hurricane. Fall enrollments are expected to be in the range of 3,000 students. This is about 85 percent of the level that existed prior to the hurricane.