Funding for Maryland’s historically black colleges remains held up in U.S. Senate

Funding for Maryland’s historically black colleges remains held up in U.S. Senate

Baltimore Sun

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.