Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the Unites States Department of Agriculture awarded 42 grants to historically Black colleges and universities to support agriculture research, teaching, and extension activities. The grants total $16 million dollars. Several HBCUs received multiple grant awards. A complete list of all the grants can be viewed here.

Historically Black Morgan State University received a $352,000 grant from the Abell Foundation to help fund the university’s greenhouse facility and to enhance the university’s plant science technology, training, and research efforts.

Jackson State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi received a grant for $952,500 from the Mississippi Department of Human Services to fund summer camp programs for approximately 400 children on campus. The grant will also support professional development programs for adults.

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