Office of Senator Mary Landrieu
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today announced that six schools in Louisiana received more than $6.8 million as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Institutional Aid Program.
“I have long supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and fought to provide them with the resources they need to build up their facilities and academic programs,” said Sen. Landrieu. “Louisiana has a rich tradition of strong HBCUs. The funding awarded today will allow these schools to continue to grow, both physically and academically to provide a better education for their students.”
The purpose of the HBCU Program is to provide financial assistance to establish or strengthen academic resources, financial management, endowments and physical plants to enhance these academic institutions.
The following HBCUs that received grants from the U.S. Department of Education:
- Dillard University will receive $863,050
- Grambling State University will receive $1.2 million
- Southern University and A&M College will receive nearly $1.6 million
- Southern University at Shreveport will receive $946,102
- Southern University at New Orleans will receive $1 million
- Xavier University will receive more than $1.1 million