Burr Announces $350,000 for Elizabeth City State University

Funds to revitalize communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina

March 7, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced $350,000 in federal funding for Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funds through the Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships (URAP) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program. This program provides assistance to communities, especially for people living in low to moderate income areas impacted by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita.

"These funds will support Elizabeth City State University's commitment to service," said Senator Burr. "The funding will help revitalize the communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina."

Elizabeth City State University was awarded the funds for providing services and activities for people residing in a disaster area affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Elizabeth City State University will use the grant to assist the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana by implementing comprehensive housing, counseling, technical assistance and referral programs to assist over 250 residents in their housing options. It will also provide repair assistance to homes owned by low to moderate income households and down payments and closing costs to renter status households in efforts to become first-time homeowners. The grant will also provide technical assistance to organizations in the disaster area and funding for repairs to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov

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