May 8 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced an additional round of coronavirus relief funding for North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to help ensure learning continues during the coronavirus crisis.

The funds—totaling $65,228,325—come from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was supported by Senator Tillis. Institutions may use this funding to cover the cost of technology associated with a transition to distance education, grants to cover the costs of attendance for eligible students and training for faculty and staff. Additionally, funds may be used to cover operational costs, such as lost revenue, reimbursements for prior expenses and payroll.

“HBCUs and MSIs play an important role in North Carolina’s higher education system and face unique challenges while we combat the coronavirus pandemic,” said Senator Tillis. “This funding in addition to the $378 million already allocated to North Carolina education institutions will ensure they can keep their operations running, allow students to continue to pursue learning opportunities, and serve critical needs in our communities.” 

North Carolina Allocation:

Bennett College

$          913,079

Johnson C. Smith University

$       3,186,516

St. Augustine's University

$       1,775,023

Livingstone College

$       2,850,990

NC A&T State University

$     28,169,161

North Carolina Central University

$       7,722,541

Elizabeth City State University

$          627,515

Winston-Salem State University

$       8,903,137

Fayetteville State University

$       7,631,989

Shaw University

$       2,758,148

UNC Pembroke

$          690,226

Senator Tillis previously announced North Carolina colleges and universities received over $378 million in the first round of emergency grants to support postsecondary students and institutes of higher education impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.