Fisk University, a private university in Nashville, Tennessee founded in 1866, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) to support campus safety improvements after bomb threats that targeted historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in early 2022. 

Fisk University was awarded $60,000 in Project SERV funding, which it plans to use to boost campus safety, including security guard resources and equipment.

Fisk will also use its funds for student services, such as a forum providing students with resources and information on how to cope with stress and anxiety, a workshop on how to respond after a crisis or trauma, in addition to other services needed to restore confidence and reduce anxiety among students.

The Department of Education expects additional grants to be awarded in the coming weeks and continues to work with HBCUs impacted by security threats to support them in the grant application process and in expediting applications once received.