VSU, VUU receive grants to preserve buildings

(WWBT) - Virginia State University and Virginia Union University will be getting grants to preserve buildings on the schools' campuses.

The money is part of an $8.6 million gift from the National Parks Service to 18 historically black colleges and universities to preserve historic buildings.

According to a release from the National Park Service, the money comes from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf and not from taxpayer funds.

Virginia State will receive more than $760,000 to preserve Storum Hall and Vawter Hall. Virginia Union will gets $500,000 to preserve Huntley Hall.

Other schools that will receive money are as follows:

  • Philander Smith College
  • Howard University
  • Delaware State University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Tougaloo College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • Shaw University
  • Saint Augustine University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Voorhees College, State of South Carolina
  • Benedict College
  • Hampton University
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg

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