Sen. Ossoff, school leaders helps secure almost $3 million grant for Morris Brown College

(ATLANTA, Ga.) — One of Atlanta’s oldest colleges is getting new funding.

New funding is coming to Morris Brown College months after the Historically Black College and University got its accreditation back.

On Tuesday, students, staff and Sen. Jon Ossoff celebrated the new resources he secured for the renowned HBCU.

Ossoff had pushed for the school to get its accreditation back along with federal funding.

In 2021, the senator helped bring back eligibility for student veterans to attend the Atlanta HBCU. Also, late last year, Ossoff also assisted in getting federal financial aid for current and future students.

The college is getting $2.9 million in grants. That money will go to expanding academic programs and restoring ‘Fountain Hall.’ The school has grown exponentially since getting its accreditation back from 20 students to 270 and adding new programs every year.

“The future of Morris Brown College is very bright with these innovative programs for some very high demanding job areas that we anticipate being a pipeline for black and brown talent for the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia, this region, and the country,” Morris College President Kevin James said.

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