OLBC President Alicia Reece Applauds $1.6M Funding Shift For Central State University
Says state funds will leverage additional federal dollars, strengthen and expand university
August 25, 2015
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The President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC), State Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati), commented today on the news that state will speed up the release of over $1.6 million in state funds for Central State University (CSU) to draw down on federal 1890 land-grant matching dollars. The money was initially slated to be released during the state’s next fiscal year. According to information from the state’s budget management agency, the total federal award to Central State University could be as high as $5.1 million.

Rep. Reece released the following statement today:

“It is no secret that increasing funding for our historically black college, Central State University, is a key part of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Action agenda. I am pleased that after several meetings with the administration and visits to the campus, we were able to come together and provide CSU with $1.6 million in order to leverage federal $5.1 million in matching funds for their land grant status. For over 100 years, Central State University has played a critical role in educating future African Americans leaders, and these additional funds will allow the university to strengthen and expand its role in our state.”


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