The U.S. Department of Education unveiled a new batch of Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants. These grants are going to four historically Black colleges and universities disrupted by bomb threats last year that were found to be racially motivated.
Texas Southern University has been awarded over $191,000; Delaware State, $217,000; Claflin University, $440,000; and Howard University, $203,000. Projects SERV provides short-term funding to educational bodies experiencing violent or traumatic incidents and aims to restore a safe learning environment. More grants are expected to be issued in the coming weeks.
In the wake of last year’s bomb threats, which cause fear and disruption on these HBCU communities, these funds will bolster mental health services and other crucial supports. The Biden administration continues to stand firmly with HBCUs condemning any racist efforts to terrorize these institutions.