Norfolk awarded $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant
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Norfolk awarded $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the City of Norfolk a $30M Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Grant for the Tidewater Gardens community in the St. Paul’s Area. The grant will provide the following support: More than 600 housing choice vouchers. One for every … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in Homeland Security grant awards

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 13, the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and … Continue reading

Spartan Report highlights recent NSU accomplishments
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Spartan Report highlights recent NSU accomplishments

In this Spartan Report, ROTC students receive an inspiring message from a wounded war veteran, Norfolk State University and the United States Coast Guard sign an agreement to assist students going into the Coast Guard, and student athletes get good news from the NCAA with the help of NSU’s Associate Athletic Director. If you’d like … Continue reading

McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants
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McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants

Five localities receive funding to extend broadband access with new initiative RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced nearly $945,000 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) for Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties. The VATI program provides funding for communities partnering with private sector providers to extend broadband access to unserved areas … Continue reading

Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap
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Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap

by Barry X. Campbell In 2014, there were more than 99,000 engineering graduates from American colleges. Among them, only 3,500 were African American. African Americans are a rarity in the tech space and it’s calling for a change. This low statistic of involvement has even prompted the government to involve themselves. Why are blacks not … Continue reading

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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo! We’re now accepting applications for fall positions.

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we’ve extended our application deadline! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2017 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the summer break to prepare … Continue reading

Spartan Report for the week of Feb. 13
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Spartan Report for the week of Feb. 13

Marisa Grey from the Norfolk State University Office of Communications and Marketing offers this Feb. 13 installment of the Spartan Report. In this week’s report, the university tells about the appearance of the Spartan Legion marching band in a Super Bowl commercial, NSU’s own connection to one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures,” and a UNCF grant. Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed
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Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced a new grant program today that will provide Virginia students with a clearer path to a higher education. The Affordable Pathways grants (up to $140,000 each) will be awarded to as many as four public two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Grant recipients must have a partnership with a … Continue reading

NSU receives $150,000 UNCF planning grant
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NSU receives $150,000 UNCF planning grant

Norfolk State University is among 30 colleges and universities selected to receive planning grants from UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) new Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), a highly-competitive grant process open to four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) to help students gain the knowledge, preparation, insight and skills needed for … Continue reading