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Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces Millions in Federal Funding for JSU and Tougaloo College


This is a good week for Jackson State University and Tougaloo College. Thursday U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson announced the two schools are slated to receive millions of dollars in federal funding. Thompson made the announcement along with the Presidents of JSU and Tougaloo in the Bank Plus Atrium in the JSU College of Business. Thompson says the schools were chosen in part to help level the funding playing field.

Jackson State and Tougaloo are not the only institutions getting a boost from federal dollars; in total more than 10 million dollars in federal funding is headed to the Magnolia State for various federal projects. They include:

$3,000,000 for the Jackson State University Center for Living, Learning and Cultural Engagement

$1,465,000 for the Rural Hinds County Utilization Project

$1,000,000 for the Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS for the Reuben V. Anderson Institute for Social Justice

$2,250,000 for the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation Facility Revitalization

$225,000 for the Bolivar County Community Facility

$2,250,000 for the IT Montgomery Home Restoration

$300,000 for the Mississippi Delta Disaster Relief Shelter

$37,500 for Cary Christian Center Facility