Virginia’s public colleges and universities received $10 million in federal funding Thursday to help them cover costs related to the 2016 storm that caused a historic flooding of their campuses.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Virginia State University, Regent University and Norfolk State University the federal matching funds, which are used to provide grants to eligible colleges and schools.
The money will cover expenses for staff, supplies, and supplies and for the cost of conducting research and preparing for a new climate-change research center.
In a statement, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised the “exceptional” work of the U.s.
Department for International Development and the U-M Department of Global Development, which have “worked together to ensure the continued prosperity of their students and their communities.”
“These funds will be spent to ensure that every student is able to participate fully in the new university climate, to support them in making informed decisions about their future and to support their efforts to improve the quality of life for their families and communities,” Guterre said in a statement.
“We are grateful to the UH Department of Community Affairs, Regents, and U-Mass for their support and commitment to supporting the people of Virginia and the region.”
The funds were provided to the three institutions as part of a $1.1 billion grant package to provide financial assistance to more than 100 schools across the state, the UU Department of Public Health said.
The funding will cover costs for staff salaries, supplies and supplies for the UMass College of Engineering, and will provide support for research and outreach.
The grants will be used to support students, faculty, staff, and staff-training activities, as well as the UHarbor Center for Sustainable and Environmental Design, UMass Maritime College, UH-Charlottesville College of Education, and the Virginia Department of Natural Resources, according to the statement.