Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
North Carolina A&T State University, the historically Black educational institution in Greensboro, is the lead institution in a three-year, $549,999 grant from the Office of Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice. Funds from the grant will strengthen responses to crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence and enhance collaboration among local law enforcement and victim advocacy organizations. Participating in the grant program will be two other historically Black educational institutions in North Carolina: Bennett College in Greensboro and Shaw University in Raleigh.
City College of New York received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the educational institution’s Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative. The program will offer research/writing seminars, mentoring sessions, and professional workshops designed to increase the retention rate of faculty from underrepresented groups.