The Department of Homeland Security will proceed with an Obama Administration grant program to counter violent extremism, but UNC-Chapel Hill is among a handful of recipients that will be left out.
The Trump Administration has backed out of a major grant promised to UNC-Chapel Hill that would have been used to create media campaigns to undermine violent radicalism on U.S. soil.
UNC was dropped during a partial overhaul of a grant program announced Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. The UNC team wasn’t given a specific reason, said Cori Dauber, a communication professor and one of two principal investigators on the grant proposal. Read more here.