UNCF Makes the Case for HBCU Funding, Despite House Cuts

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) today noted that the House Appropriations Committee panel on education released the text of its fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding bill overnight, and the appropriation levels being advanced pale in comparison to the requests for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

One program not being funded is the $50 million for research infrastructure, which was funded initially in FY23, in response to UNCF and other organizations showcasing the need for debt-free infrastructure support for HBCUs. That research infrastructure funding level was also based on a recent Government Accountability Office study on HBCU needs.

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