Grants and Gifts

• Historically black North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University are participating in a five-year, $25 million research project to understand and prevent noroviruses, the most common form of food-borne disease. About 5 million cases of norovirus disease are reported each year in the United States.

The grant is the largest ever given out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for food safety research.

• Fort Valley State University, the historically black educational institution in Georgia, received a $151,306 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for financial assistance for students in the university’s master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling.

• Historically black Mississippi Valley State University received a donation of software from Microsoft Corporation valued at $107,926. The software will be used by students, faculty, and administrators.

• Rust College, the historically black educational institution in Holly Springs, Mississippi, received a three-year $150,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to strengthen the colleges programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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