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Banner: Chappell Administration Building at Allen University and Miner School Building at Howard University
Historically Black Colleges & Universities

September 18, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that will be the beneficiaries of historic preservation grants aimed at providing assistance in the repair of historic buildings on their campuses.

President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to jump-start our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. Included in this Act was $15 million to be competitively awarded to HBCUs for the preservation of campus buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with
Howard University President Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau



If you have questions, please contact Linda Hall at 404-507-5779, or linda_hall"at"

Did You Know?
Did you know that Dorchester Academy Boys’ Dormitory is listed as one of the 11 most endangered historic places of 2009 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation?

History in the Halls: Discover a never-ending quest for knowledge at Georgia’s Dorchester Academy.  Thousands learned and lived here, from African-American youth in the 1890s to rights activists in the 1960s.

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