• Jillian Helding

Biden administration to provide federal grants to HBCUs targeted by bomb threats

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — The Biden Administration has announced an effort to provide federal grants to historically black colleges and universities around the nation that received bomb threats earlier this year.

In a press release, the administration stated it's effort to provide funds to modernize the security and safety operations of these schools, as well as providing mental health support due to increased anxiety regarding potential attacks.


The grant funds are from the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program at the U.S. Department of Education. Project SERV provides short-term, immediate funding for local educational agencies and institutions of higher education that have experienced a violent or traumatic incident to assist in restoring a safe environment conducive to learning.


On Wednesday, March 16th, Vice President Harris addressed the new initiative in detail at a White House event on public safety,


A Congressional hearing was held on Thursday, March 17th to hear what the federal government can do to support HBCUs.


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