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Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) president & CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams is joined today by the presidents and CEOs of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, and United Negro College Fund, jointly calling on the U.S. Congress to pass the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act before September 30th to avoid the expiration of critical funds to their member-schools.
The FUTURE Act continues critically-needed funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCUs), which are set to expire on September 30, 2019. Without the continuation of this funding (Title III-Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965), these institutions are facing a $255 million fiscal “cliff,” which could result in the loss of jobs and programming for the institutions, and the loss of material support for their students, most of whom are low-income or first-generation college students, or both.
THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND APPLAUDS THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR PASSING THE FUTURE ACT
Washington, DC (September 17, 2019) – “The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) applauds the United States House of Representatives passing the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act tonight. The House’s action tonight took a critical step towards ensuring that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) do not face the loss of $255 million in mandatory federal funding on September 30th. The FUTURE Act will renew Title III – Part F (a/k/a SAFRA) funding for an additional two years if passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Trump.” Harry L. Williams, TMCF President & CEO.
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Senate FUTURE Act Letter of Support (7.3.19) – Click here to TAKE ACTION.
Title III Part-F (SAFRA) Funds expiring on September 30th if Congress does pass the FUTURE Act. Click here to download a list of funding awards by institution name.
Senator Chris Van Hollen speaks on the need for the Senate to pass the FUTURE Act
FUTURE Act Passes in the House
Rep. Mark Walker Salutes TMCF’s work on the FUTURE Act
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