ATLANTA (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Prairie View A&M University is one of three historically black colleges in the country to receive a $1 million grant to aid faculty development.

Prairie View says the funds will help it to identify better ways to recruit and retain faculty and create a center to track scholarly output.

Atlanta’s all-male Morehouse College is getting $1 million from the Carnegie Corp. of New York, while neighboring all-female Spelman College is getting $500,000 from Carnegie and $500,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The schools say they face increasing competition for teachers from other universities.

Spelman says it will develop new curriculum areas, provide research grants and help young faculty complete scholarly and creative works.

Morehouse says will provide start-up funding for new professors, reduce teaching loads and provide research money.