A total of $3 million will be split amongst three schools to preserve and revitalize Historic Black Colleges and Universities in South Carolina.
Rep. Jim Clyburn announced on Tuesday that the millions will fund four historic structure repair projects.
South Carolina State University, Allen University and Benedict College are the three colleges set to receive $3 million in the Palmetto State.
The National Park Service awarded $9.7 million for a total of 14 projects across 10 states as a part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program.
The Palmetto State received 30% of the total funding and was the only state to receive funding for multiple projects.
Those projects include the Morgan Hall Preservation Extension Project and the Rehabilitation of the Antisdel Chapel at Benedict College, the Coppin Hall Preservation Project at Allen University and the Wilkinson Hall Pathway Full Rehabilitation at South Carolina State University.
Congressman James Clyburn says he’s pleased with the funding. “I am pleased to see another round of essential funding coming to South Carolina’s HBCUs. I applaud the National Park Service for supporting these preservation and rehabilitation projects. This continued support will help future generations remember the legacy of HBCUs.”
Benedict College in Columbia is receiving $1.5 million.
Allen University in Columbia is receiving $750,000.
S.C. State university in Orangeburg is receiving $750,000.
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.