HBCUs receive $9.7 million from National Park Service to preserve historic sites |


HBCUs receive $9.7 million from National Park Service to preserve historic sites

Jackson State College, Tougaloo College, and Rust College acquire grants to preserve tales, sources, and destinations.

Final 7 days, the Nationwide Park Service (NPS) introduced $9.7 million in grants to help 21 preservation initiatives in 9 states for historic structures on campuses of  Historically Black Faculties and Universities  (HBCUs).

NPS Director Chuck Sams said that for additional than 180 a long time, Traditionally Black Schools and Universities have delivered large-degree teachers, alternatives, and community for generations of college students.

“These grants permit HBCUs to protect the noteworthy buildings that honor the previous and convey to the ongoing story of these historic establishments,” claimed NPS Director Sams.

Due to the fact the 1990s, the Nationwide Park Provider has awarded around $87 million in grants to in excess of 85 of the remaining lively HBCUs.

Congress appropriates funding for the application through the  Historic Preservation Fund  (HPF), which makes use of income from federal oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Accredited HBCUs are suitable to apply for this grant application, and suitable projects consist of bodily preservation of sites outlined in or eligible for the Countrywide Sign-up of Historic Locations.

HBCU grants can also fund pre-preservation experiments, architectural options and specs, historic construction reviews, campus preservation options, and Countrywide Sign up nominations.

Initiatives receiving grants this year will maintain stories, assets, and spots. Three Mississippi HBCUs have been selected to get grants for tasks:

  • Jackson Point out College- $500,000, Preserving Ayer Corridor the Margaret Walker Centre.
  • Jackson Point out University- $150,000, Rehabilitation of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Center .
  • Tougaloo University- $500,000, Preservation Initiative for Woodworth Chapel, the Boddie Mansion, Galloway Corridor, and Holmes Hall .
  • Rust Higher education- $500,000, Rehabilitation of Washington Hall.

You can look at the full list of 2022 HBCU Grant Award Recipients Below.


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