09.15.05

Burr Announces $600,000 for Winston-Salem State University

Funds for community development outreach

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $600,000 federal grant for Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). The grant, awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program, will assist WSSU in revitalizing its surrounding neighborhoods and communities.

"Our Historically Black Colleges and Universities are institutions of which we can all be proud," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help Winston-Salem State University continue its efforts to enrich the community and assist local neighborhoods and businesses."

WSSU will use funds to expand the community development activities of the Simon Green Atkins Community Development Corporation (SGACDC), an outreach arm of the university established in 1998. The SGACDC works with local businesses and civic organizations to bring affordable housing, business opportunity and credit counseling to Winston-Salem.