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Sen. Jon Ossoff Announces that Clark Atlanta University and Fellow AUC Schools Will Receive $32 Million in Federal Funding

Sen. Jon Ossoff Announces that Clark Atlanta University and Fellow AUC Schools Will Receive $32 Million in Federal Funding
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on May 10, 2021

Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff announced Friday afternoon that Clark Atlanta University will receive approximately $16.4 million in federal funding as part of Pres. Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan.

The university joins fellow Atlanta HBCUs as recipients of the federal funds. Along with CAU's $16.4 million, Morehouse College will receive $7.8 million in direct federal support, Spelman College will receive $7.4 million, and nearly $400,000 has been earmarked for the Morehouse School of Medicine. In total, the AUC will receive over $32 million in direct federal aid to help these Black colleges reinvest and recover during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are so grateful for the critical work done by Pres. Biden, Sen. Ossoff, Sen.



Warnock and Georgia's Congressional Representatives to help lift up HBCUs as we emerge from a once-in-a-lifetime health event," said Clark Atlanta University President Dr. George T. French. "These funds will go a long way toward elevating our university's mission of preparing the next generation of future leaders."

The American Rescue Plan was signed into law by Pres. Biden in March 2021 and included $3 billion for Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as institutions that serve minority populations. Universities can utilize the funds in a number of ways, including providing emergency financial aid and grants to students experiencing hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HBCUs like Clark Atlanta University have seen a significant increase in both federal funds and individual donations in the past year.

SOURCE Clark Atlanta University/Atlanta Voice
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