Mercer University's nursing program has been given $430,000 in federal grants to do more nursing training and help increase the number of nursing faculty. The private Georgia college received a $413,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a loan program aimed at helping registered nurses get a graduate education so they can teach.
Department of Justice officials said Friday Morehouse College in Atlanta has agreed to pay $1.2 million to end a federal investigation into what they describe as the misuse of funds intended to promote scientific study.
Fifty million dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is intended to help Georgia communities affected by high foreclosure rates. But it could be some time before recipients know how they can spend the money.
The U.S. Education Department says Georgia, eight other states and the District of Columbia will receive money in the second round of the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition.