BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Southern University Law Center (SULC) says it has received a federal grant for students’ trauma recovery after bomb threats were made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) earlier this year.

The federal funds come from the U.S. Department of Education and Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV), according to the law center.

“This grant will allow SULC to address the mental health consequences related to bomb threats and trauma during these tumultuous times,” said John K. Pierre, chancellor of the Southern University Law Center. “It is important that, as an HBCU, we safeguard the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. I want to commend staff members Mary Johnson and Eleanor Collins for researching and applying for this opportunity.”

SULC said the grant will be used to conduct a series of questionnaires, activities, and counseling to assess behavior virtually and in person.

The Associated Press reported in February that HBCUs in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states received bomb threats earlier this year. In the aftermath of the bomb threats, the Senate passed a resolution condemning the threats to HBCUs. Louisiana Congressman Troy A. Carter met with FBI Director Christopher Wray in March to discuss law enforcement’s response to these types of threats.