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WVSU to Receive Teaching, Research Grants

West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University is receiving $1.8 million in federal grants to support teaching, research and extension activities.

The grants are part of 53 grants totaling more than $18 million announced Monday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for historically black land-grant colleges and universities.

West Virginia State in Institute will receive nearly $900,000 in grants for teaching, $300,000 for research and $600,000 for extension.

The Agriculture Department says in a news release that the university will focus on improving the health behaviors of grandparents who serve as primary caregivers for their grandchildren.

The grants are from the Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.