Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Allen University and Benedict College in Columbia, along with Claflin University in Orangeburg, will receive federal grants to expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs.
The three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will each receive $550,000 to allow these institutions to become more involved in community development needs such as neighborhood revitalization, housing and economic development.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.