Historically Black Colleges and Universities that have a violent or traumatic experience from a bomb threat will receive a short term funding from Project SERV.
Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a bomb threat disruption last year will be grantees and will receive funding from the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grants as announced by the U.S. Department of Education.
FAMU was among the recipients Project SERV although it experienced a bomb threat like the four other university.
The purpose of Project SERV is to help local educational agencies and institutions of higher education that have encountered traumatic incident like a bomb threat, and provide assistance in restoring a safe environment conducive to learning through a short term funding.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardon stated that the bomb threats each HBCU’s experience caused a huge disruption in students’ learning, and other activities that prompts costly expenses to ensure the safety of the universities that received a bomb threat.
Cardon also added that the Biden-Harris administration stands by the HBCU’s and that they explicitly condemn racism and the terrorizing of both educators and students from Black communities.
The bomb threats disrupted the HBCU’s safe and sacred teaching and learning sanctuary as well as the peace of mind of its community.
The HBCU’s that received funding from the Project SERV are intending to use the budget in restoring the safety and well-being of both the students, educators and the campus itself.
The four HBCU that receive a bomb threat are:
• Texas Southern University, which was disrupted by bomb threat will receive $191,962
• Delaware State University which was disrupted by bomb threat will receive $217,000
• Claflin University which was disrupted by bomb threat will receive $440,000
• Howard University which was disrupted by bomb threat will receive $203,000.
Aside from the 4 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Project SERV was previously granted to more HBCU’s like Tougaloo College and Fayetteville State University and other more.
In a report by Defender Network, The Department of Education will be awarding Project SERV to additional HBCU’s disrupted by bomb threats.