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HUD AWARDS $7.4 MILLION TO 10 HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

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 width=WASHINGTON ““ U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $7.4 to 10 historically colleges and universities to help revitalize neighborhoods, promote affordable housing and stimulate economic development in their communities.   The funding announced today is provided through ’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program. Donovan made the announcement to the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference in Washington.

“All across this country, historically black colleges and universities are cultivating young minds and helping to revitalize local communities,” said Donovan.   “I’m proud that HUD can be an important partner to assist these institutions of higher education in their efforts to strengthen our nation’s communities.”

The following Historically Black Colleges and Universities were awarded funding (see attached for a description of these projects):

StateRecipientAmount
AlabamaTuskegee University$800,000
ArkansasUniversity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff$800,000
LouisianaSouthern University and A&M College$800,000
North CarolinaFayetteville State University$499,602
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University$800,000
St. Augustine’s College$498,682
Winston-Salem State University$800,000
OklahomaLangston University$800,000
South CarolinaBenedict College$800,000
Voorhees College$800,000
Total$7,398,284

To qualify for funding under HUD’s grant program, institutions must meet the definition of a Historically Black College and University as determined by the Department of Education.   HUD’s grants will help these institutions undertake a wide variety of activities, particularly those that benefit low-income persons.   These activities may include:

Ø   Acquiring property;

Ø   Demolishing blighted structures;

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