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Sens. Ossoff, Rev. Warnock Secure Over $175 Million in Additional Funding for Georgia HBCUs

Ossoff & Warnock previously secured nearly $85 million for Georgia’s HBCUs from the American Rescue Plan

Georgia’s senators personally led push in Senate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, ensured funding is grants instead of loans

Washington, D.C. –– Today, Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock announced more than $175 million in new funding they secured for Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities through the American Rescue Plan.

Today’s announcement comes in addition to the nearly $85 million Sens. Ossoff and Warnock secured for Georgia HBCUs in May. 

Sens. Ossoff and Warnock are champions for Georgia’s HBCUs and led the push in the U.S. Senate to ensure HBCUs had equitable access to federal COVID-19 relief funds in the form of direct grants.

“I will never stop working on behalf of Georgia’s HBCUs. Sen. Rev. Warnock and I are pleased to deliver this additional funding for HBCUs as they prepare for this upcoming school year and continue to help students recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sen. Ossoff

“As an HBCU graduate, I am grateful to see additional funding flow to HBCUs in Georgia to help them continue opening doors of possibility and opportunity for the bright minds of the next generation,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I was proud to work alongside Senator Ossoff to secure these funds for the faculty, staff and students who continue to excel at these institutions, and will keep fighting to strengthen federal support for our HBCUs in Georgia and beyond.”

Please find a breakdown of the funds below:

Name of InstitutionTotal
Albany State University$32,915,113
Clark Atlanta University$31,257,396
Fort Valley State University$14,586,498
Morehouse College$7,674,377
Morehouse School of Medicine$56,429,440
Paine College$2,966,128
Savannah State University$24,042,185
Spelman College$6,347,942

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