Georgia's HBCUs receive federal funds

Seven historically black colleges in Georgia received federal grants to improve their facilities and academic programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday.

Here are Georgia's recipients and the amount they received:

  • Albany State University, about $1.17 million.
  • Clark Atlanta University, about $993,000.
  • Fort Valley State University, about $913,000.
  • Paine College in Augusta, about $777,000.
  • Morehouse College, about $899,000.
  • Savannah State University, about $1 million.
  • Spelman College, about $870,000.

The money allows the colleges to improve and academic the courses they teach, provide faculty and staff with more training and enhance campus life, according to a news release. The money can also be used to start teacher education programs and community outreach programs for children and their families.

In all 96 HBCUs received $84.7 million.