News Roundup: Week of Sept. 14-20

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HBCUs Get Recovery Funds to Repair Buildings

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Howard University will receive $800,000

The Department of the Interior Friday announced the that 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will receive $14.25 million for historic preservation grants aimed to assist in the repair of buildings on their campuses. The funds were made available under the Recovery Act.

“The recovery funds not only will restore historic buildings on these campuses but also will provide a boost to individuals and companies performing the repairs, college communities and related local economies,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said today.

The repairs will address issues such as termite and wood rot damage, leaking roofs, asbestos removal, masonry work, electrical rewiring, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems and achieving accessibility for disabled persons.

Schools receiving grants and amount awarded
1. Alcorn State University — $400,000
2. Allen University– $1,000,000
3. Bennett College– $400,000
4. Central State University — $1,750,000
5. Cheyney University — $300,000
6. Clark Atlanta University — $ 400,000
7. Dillard University — $800,000
8. Elizabeth City State University — $500,000
9. Fisk University — $989,516
10. Florida A&M University — $700,000
11. Harris Stowe State University — $1,000,000
12. Howard University — $800,000
13. Kentucky State University — $1,000,000
14. Langston University — $500,000
15. Meharry Medical College — $1,000,000
16. St. Paul’s College — $349,706/$245,000
17. Talladega College — $700,000
18. Tougaloo College — $829,007
19. West Virginia State University — $123,570
20. Xavier University — $463,201

— Deborah Creighton Skinner

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