Congressman Clyburn announces $3 million to preserve and restore Historically Black Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

May 16, 2023

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-06) announced $3 million from the National Park Service (NPS) to help preserve and restore Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina. The funding will support four projects that will focus on repairing historic structures on the campuses.

NPS awarded $9.7 million total for 14 projects in 10 states today as part of the Historic Preservation Fund’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program. South Carolina received 30% of the allocated funding and was the only state to receive funding for multiple projects.

“I am pleased to see another round of essential funding coming to South Carolina’s HBCUs,” said Congressman Clyburn. “I applaud the National Park Service for supporting these preservation and rehabilitation projects. This continued support will help future generations remember the legacy of HBCUs.”

Congress appropriated funding for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program in FY2022 through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Congressman Clyburn has long been a champion of this program, having successfully passed legislation to authorize it in 2003 and 2019.

View full list of South Carolina recipients below:

Grantee Location Project Description Amount
Benedict College Columbia, SC Morgan Hall Preservation Extension Project – Phase III $750,000
Benedict College Columbia, SC Rehabilitation of Antisdel Chapel $750,000
Allen University Columbia, SC The Coppin Hall Preservation Project $750,000
South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC Wilkinson Hall Pathway to Full Rehabilitation – Phase IV $750,000
Total $3,000,000