Social work program receiving $1.9 million behavioral health workforce grant

Western Carolina University’s social work program is receiving a federal grant of more than $1.9 million to continue an initiative aimed at increasing the number of social workers qualified to practice in the areas of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention on the Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and in other medically underserved areas of Western North Carolina.
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Rivercane project wins $101,000 grant

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation awarded a $101,000 grant to a team of Western Carolina University scientists to support research for the restoration of the region’s once-plentiful river cane.
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WCU, Asheville schools receive literacy grant

Western Carolina University and the Asheville City Schools have received a grant of $149,749 to continue a project designed to improve reading instruction in secondary schools by increasing the number of teachers with the necessary skills to help their students become better readers.