WASHINGTON –– Monday, Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock announced more than $175 million in new funding they secured for Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) through the American Rescue Plan.

“As an HBCU graduate, I am grateful to see additional funding flow to HBCUs in Georgia to help them continue opening doors of possibility and opportunity for the bright minds of the next generation,” Senator Reverend Warnock said in a press release. “I was proud to work alongside Senator Ossoff to secure these funds for the faculty, staff and students who continue to excel at these institutions, and will keep fighting to strengthen federal support for our HBCUs in Georgia and beyond.”

Monday’s announcement comes in addition to the nearly $85 million Sens. Ossoff and Warnock secured for Georgia HBCUs in May. 

“I will never stop working on behalf of Georgia’s HBCUs. Sen. Rev. Warnock and I are pleased to deliver this additional funding for HBCUs as they prepare for this upcoming school year and continue to help students recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sen. Ossoff said in a press release.

With the announcement for more money, the following HBCUs received money. Morehouse School of Medicine ($56,429,440) while Albany State ($32,915,113), Clark Atlanta University ($31,257,396), Savannah State University ($24,042,185), Fort Valley State University ($14,586,498), Morehouse College ($7,674,377), Spelman College ($6,347,942) and Paine College ($2,966,128).

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff speaks during a press conference at Clark Atlanta University on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice