Grant Money Available

October 19, 1999

Grant Money For Security

Sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking are problems on many college campuses and universities. The Justice Department is awarding $8.1 million dollars to schools in 21 states to combat these crimes. A portion of the money will go towards data collection and communications systems and capitol improvements as part of a comprehensive effort to address violence against women on campuses. If youâre in the neighborhood, it might be a good idea to get in touch with one of these schools.

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS

FY 1999 GRANTS TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN ON CAMPUSES

STATE CITY UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE AMOUNT

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa University of Alabama $449,299

ARIZONA Tucson University of Arizona $421,006

CALIFORNIA Davis University of California at Davis $543,000

CONNECTICUT Storrs/ University of Connecticut $248,630 Mansfield

DISTRICT OF Washington Howard University $466,487 COLUMBIA

FLORIDA Jacksonville University of North Florida $143,547

IDAHO Pocatello Idaho State University $280,045

KENTUCKY Louisville University of Louisville $499,925

LOUISIANA New Orleans Tulane University $500,000

MASSACHUSETTS Medford Tufts University $394,936

MICHIGAN East Lansing Michigan State University $418,333

MINNESOTA Minneapolis University of Minnesota $381,805

NEW YORK Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology $400,000

NORTH DAKOTA Jamestown Jamestown College $495,419

PENNSYLVANIA California California University of $250,000 Pennsylvania

PUERTO RICO Humacao University of Puerto Rico $350,000

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia University of South Carolina $278,360

TENNESSEE Nashville Vanderbilt University $435,000

TEXAS Prairie View Prairie A&M University $449,957

WASHINGTON Bellingham Western Washington University $499,484

WISCONSIN Madison Edgewood College $213,302

TOTAL 21 21 $8,118,535

October 1999

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SOURCE Office of Justice Programs CONTACT: U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office, 202-307-0703; or after hours, Linda Mansour of Office of Justice Programs, 202-616-3534 or pager, 202-516-6843

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