The Sponsored Funding Report for March:
N.C. A&T received 12 grants totaling $3.05 million in March. The FY 2011 sponsored funding total stands at $40.79 million as of March 31. That’s up 12 percent from $36.35 million in the first nine months of FY 2010.
One highlight of the month’s funding was $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Dr. Musibau Shofoluwe of the Department of Construction Management and Occupational Safety and Health.
The project: Community Empowerment and Sustainable Workforce Development.
The issue: Census tracts 101, 110, 111.01, 111.02, 112, 113, 114, 127.06 and 127.07 contain the greatest concentrations of poverty in the City of Greensboro and Guilford County.
Abstract: This project was designed to have an enormous impact in the target area through employment opportunities in green construction; weatherization and maintenance assistance to low-to-moderate income home owners; energy conservation education; the stabilization and expansion of minority owned businesses; and job creation. A significant portion of the project activities will take place at the N.C. A&T Business & Entrepreneurship Training Center, located 1.2 miles from the main campus in the heart of the target area, reinforcing the university’s goals for public service and strengthening our ability to serve the residents of Southeast Greensboro.