Grant awarded to North Carolina HBCU targeted by bomb threats last year
The Biden administration has announced more than half a million dollars in grants for three Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received bomb threats in 2022, including one in North Carolina.
North Carolina Central University, Philander Smith College in Arkansas and Hampton University in Virginia each received between $100,000 and $215,000 through the Project School Emergency Response to Violence.
Officials with the Department of Education said the schools will use the money to address safety, security and mental health concerns of students, faculty and staff which were shaken by the recent scares.
NCCU is using its portion for a full-time care manager, part-time case manager and to pay overtime to officers and staff who helped lead evacuations and response during the threats. The school is also conducting workshops on the impacts of PTSD and racial trauma.