Norfolk State University Receives Grant to Create a WoMen's Resource Facility
Norfolk, Va.- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Norfolk State University has been awarded an $800,000 grant to create an on-campus WoMen's Resource Facility. Awarded through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program, one of several initiatives administered by HUD's Office of University Partnerships, the grant is part of $2.4 million awarded to HBCUs to help revitalize neighborhoods and promote affordable housing near their campuses. Norfolk State is one of three schools that received the funding including Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Tennessee State University.
Maurice Jones, the deputy secretary for HUD and former publisher of The Virginian-Pilot, was the keynote speaker at a fathers and daughters’ conference on Saturday (June 16) sponsored by The Women’s Center at Norfolk State in association with HUD’s Fatherhood Initiative. Click here to read more