BRCC receives $2.6 million grant to expand programs, services for minority students

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A $2.6 million grant has been awarded to Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) to expand programs and services for minority students.

The grant was from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Competitive and Formula Grant Programs. BRCC has received the grant from 2016-2021, according to a news release from BRCC. Previous grant funding helped establish BRCC’s Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (CUSA).

“I am grateful that the U.S. Department of Education awarded this grant to Baton Rouge Community College.  It speaks to the dedication of our faculty and staff in serving our students and community,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith. “This grant is transformative and aligns with the Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement’s mission to improve the educational outcomes of our students.”

The grant will be distributed in increments of approximately $537,625 per year over the course of five years, according to BRCC.

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