ATLANTA May 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff announced Friday afternoon that Clark Atlanta University will receive approximately $ 16.4 million in federal funds as part of Joe Biden's Pres. American Bailout Plan . The university joins fellow Atlanta HBCU Morehouse College and Spelman College as recipients of federal funds.
"We are very grateful for the critical work done by President Biden, Senator Ossoff, Senator Warnock, and Representatives from Georgia's Congress to help elevate the HBCUs as we emerge from a unique experience -Event health for life, "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 promulgated by Pres. Biden in March 2021 and included $ 3 billion for historically black colleges and universities, as well as institutions serving minority populations. Universities can use the funds in a number of ways, including providing emergency financial aid and grants to students experiencing difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HBCUs like Clark Atlanta University have seen a significant increase in both federal funding and individual donations in the last year.
About Clark Atlanta University
Established in 1988 by the historical consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869). Clark Atlanta University continues a 150-year legacy rooted in African-American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and a high-value commitment. CAU cultivates elevated lives that transform the world. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson ; American Civil Rights Activist, Poet and Songwriter (Raise Every Voice and Sing "The Black National Anthem"; Ralph David Abernathy Sr. American Civil Rights Activist; Congressman Hank Johnson Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris Award-winning American film and television producer; Kenny Leon Tony Award-winning Broadway director; Jacque Reid Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and journalist; Brandon Thompson NASCAR vice president of diversity and inclusion; Valeisha Butterfield Jones director of diversity and inclusion at the Recording Academy For more information on Clark Atlanta University visit www.cau.edu .
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