Dispute At Alabama A&M Over $1.4 Million In Grant Money Under Federal Investigation

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A dispute over the administration of a multi-million dollar grant by Alabama A&M University is under investigation by a federal agency.

The dispute centers around $1.4 million that Alabama A&M said it is withholding because of questions regarding the grant, which is designed to provide textbooks to children in Ethiopia.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Agency for International Development, which issued the grant, said today the grant is "under investigation" and officials could not comment.

Amid the dispute, about a million textbooks have not been printed while awaiting the release of funds by Alabama A&M to pay for the books.

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