Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant will be used to improve educational facilities in food science, buy equipment, and enhance the holdings of research libraries.
The United Negro College Fund, which represents 37 historically Black colleges and universities, received a $500,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will support the UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building conference to be held in Nashville this coming July. The conference will focus on HBCU’s chief financial officers and their role in the accreditation process.
Paine College, the historically Black educational institution in Augusta, Georgia, received a $887,796 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for substance abuse and HIV prevention program on campus and in the surrounding community.
Historically Black Alcorn State University in Mississippi received a $499,794 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote rural community development, economic growth, and sustainability on small farms in the region.
The University of Illinois at Chicago received a three-year, $1 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation for literacy programs targeting young African American males in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. The grant program will be under the direction of Alfred Tatum, dean of the College of Education at the university.
Historically Black North Carolina Central University in Durham received a $600,000 grant from the University of North Carolina Central Administration for research into treatments for patients with Ebola, West Nile virus, and rabies.