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US House passes the Future Act on funding for HBCUs

Last night, the US House passed HR 2486 (116), known as the Future Act but formally titled the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC). In play is $255 million of funding from Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965 for HBCUs set to expire on September 30. The bill is moving to the US Senate. Here is a statement from UNCF, including the list of the organizations that support the legislation.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.


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