(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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