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Department of Education Provides Grants for HBCUs Targeted by Bomb ThreatsEducation Provides Grants for HBCUs Targeted by Bomb Threats

Written by on March 19, 2022

Over the past three months, 30 historically black colleges and universities across the country have been targeted with bomb threats, and the White House has announced that they’d be eligible for special Department of Education grants. Dietra Trent, who leads the White House’s efforts to support HBCUs, stated: “The bomb threats against HBCUs, particularly concentrated in Black History Month, constitute a uniquely traumatic event, given the history of bombings as a tactic to intimidate and provoke fear in Black Americans during the long struggle for civil rights.”

According to the Department of Education, the awards, which typically range between $50,000 and $150,000, are from Project SERV, which supports schools “that have experienced a violent or traumatic incident.”

Source: NPR

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