Want to Help HBCUs? Help Pass Build Back Better
With the House-passed Build Back Better Act now in the Senate, the 1890 Foundation encourages a public push for full passage of an historic investment in HBCUs
With the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social investment plan passing the House and now in the Senate, there is an enormous opportunity to also funnel an unprecedented level of resources and support into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The House-passed Build Back Better invests $10 billion into HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), the largest federal investment of its kind.
This is what leaders from the 1890 Land Grant HBCU community are saying about it …
Dr. Paul Jones, President, Fort Valley State University: “On behalf of the Council of 1890 Universities, we are pleased to see the inclusion of several meaningful investments for our schools in the Build Back Better legislation,” said Dr. Paul Jones, President of Fort Valley State University and Chairman of the Council of 1890 Universities. “We thank Chairman David Scott and Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and their staffs for their hard work in making the infrastructure needs of the 1890 Universities a legislative priority,” concluded President Jones.
Dr. Makola Abdullah, President, Virginia State University: “The expansion of the 1890 Universities scholarship program and the new Agriculture Infrastructure and Extension funding included in the Build Back Better bill is a game-changer,“ said Dr. Makola Abdullah, President of Virginia State University. “We hope the Senate will quickly pass the BBB legislation and we thank all of the Members for their ongoing engagement on behalf of our Universities,” concluded President Abdullah.
However, the fight didn’t end with House passage. Indeed, it continues now in the Senate. Looking for ways to help our 1890 Land Grant HBCUs? Help us get Build Back Better passed in the Senate and, finally, signed into law. Contact your Senator today and tell them that to truly prove their support for HBCUs, they need to vote for Build Back Better and get it passed.
Retweet this, tag your Senator today …
HBCUs and MSIs are key partners in the effort to #BuildBack Better. @SenateAgDems and @HouseAgDems are prioritizing infrastructure investments, climate research and new scholarship funding in this historic legislation. This new funding will help our universities and the communities we serve meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
Make your voice heard. Help us pass Build Back Better today!