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HBCUs and Minority Institutions Receive Record Funding In “Make America Secure Appropriations Act”

July 27, 2017
Press Release

Reps. Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Alma Adams (NC-12) - members of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus - released the following statement after passage of an amendment to the “Make America Secure Appropriations Act” (H.R. 3219) allocated $40 million for the U.S. Department of Defense’s HBCU/MI STEM Program:

“Passage of this amendment means that funding for this important program for our students of color will be at its highest level since 2010. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) contribute some of our country’s best and brightest into both the Armed Forces and STEM-related professions, yet are notoriously underfunded. We are proud to secure record funding for grants and scholarships for some of our most underserved populations as we work to create a pipeline of highly-skilled, diverse graduates into the Armed Forces to meet growing national security and economic challenges.”