October 5, 2010

Grambling State Receives Title III SAFRA Grant

GRAMBLING, LA—Grambling State University was recently awarded $1.2 million in Title III funding as a part of the HBCU–Institutional Aid Program from the U.S. Department of Education. The funds from the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) grant are anticipated to continue over the next ten years.

The University developed a grant proposal to fund specific technological and facility improvements to enhance the quality of education and the academic environment for Grambling State University students. The University will use these federal funds to:

  • Develop a computer lab in the College of Business,
  • Make necessary renovations/improvements to heating, air conditioning, and other systems in campus facilities,
  • Make renovations in the library as well as purchase library books and periodicals, and
  • Enhance the efforts of the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) through the use of smart class rooms and other technological advancements.

Although heralded in the media as a “jackpot,” the university was anticipating the award and had previously factored these restricted federal funds into current budget projections.

For additional information on Title III program funds, contact Beverly Hill-Hercules, Executive Director of Title III Programs at (318) 274-6448.


Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office


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