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U.S. Department of Education Awards Project SERV Grants to Tougaloo College and Fayetteville State University

September 15, 2022


Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grants to two HBCUs following the recent spate of bomb threats. Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, and Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, were awarded over $420,000 and $80,000 in Project SERV grants respectively.

These universities will use the funds to support student trauma recovery related to these threats by hiring full-time equivalent Trauma Specialists/Counselors, increasing full time Security Officer coverage, and offering additional mental health supports. The Department awarded Southern Law University Law Center a $133,000 Project SERV grant last month and expects additional grants to be awarded in the coming weeks.

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