Funding for Maryland’s historically black colleges remains held up in U.S. Senate
By Dan Novak Capital News Service |
Nov 06, 2019 | 9:39 AM
Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Maryland may lose more than $4 million in federal funding if Congress does not reauthorize mandatory spending for those institutions beyond the current academic year.
Maryland’s HBCUs “face a funding cliff due to congressional inaction,” Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, said on the Senate floor Tuesday. reads The FUTURE Act renewing more than $255 million for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions was passed unanimously by the House on Sept. 17, but has stalled in the Senate. Funding is guaranteed only through the 2019-2020 academic year after the Senate failed to meet the Sept. 30 deadline.
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“Continued support is imperative,” said the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in a statement provided to Capital News Service.