North Carolina Central University will receive a $213,500 federal grant after it was targeted in bomb threats against historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) last year.
NCCU is one of three HBCUs getting Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday.
The grant will be used to increase the security and safety of students.
The News & Observer reports that the grant will cover the following:
- A full-time care manager
- Director’s Learning, Empowering and Advocating for Diversity (LEAD) workshops to train faculty to recognize the impacts of racial trauma and PTSD and “to support students and aid in the overall safety climate at the university.” The workshops will be held over six sessions.
- A part-time case manager who will respond to campus crises and help with follow-up care to impacted students, and support campus police services.
- Overtime pay for five police officers and six Residential Life staffers responding to campus evacuation and after hours.
Other HBCUs to receive grants include Philander Smith College and Hampton University, which will both use funds to hire more staff.