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Congressman James Clyburn announces $3 million in funding for South Carolina HBCU projects

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Congressman James Clyburn

Congressman James E. Clyburn

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-06) announced $3 million from the National Park Service (NPS) to help preserve and restore Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina. The funding will support four projects that will focus on repairing historic structures on the campuses. 

NPS awarded $9.7 million total for 14 projects in 10 states today as part of the Historic Preservation Fund’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program. South Carolina received 30% of the allocated funding and was the only state to receive funding for multiple projects.

“I am pleased to see another round of essential funding coming to South Carolina’s HBCUs,” said Congressman Clyburn. “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.”

Congress appropriated funding for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program in FY2022 through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Congressman Clyburn has long been a champion of this program, having successfully passed legislation to authorize it in 2003 and 2019.

Projects funded include:

• Benedict College – Morgan Hall Preservation Extension Project – Phase III ($750,000)

• Benedict College – Rehabilitation of Antisdel Chapel ($750,000)

• Allen University – Coopin Hall Preservation Project ($750,000)

• South Carolina State University – Wilkinson Hall Pathway to Full Rehabilitation – Phase IV ($750,000)

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