December 20, 2022

HACU Statement recently released Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has issued a statement on the recently released FY 2023 Appropriations Bills urging the funding of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

“HACU applauds the FY 2023 appropriations package,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “However, we look forward to continued collaboration with the new Congress on the FY 2024 budget to continue to support HSIs at a level that is commensurate with their growth. Increased funding is necessary and essential to address the decades of inequity that HSIs have historically endured.”

The FY 2023 appropriations package includes the following: 

  • Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (Title V, Part A): $227.7 million, which is a 24.5% or $44.85 million increase from FY22.
  • Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (Title V, Part B): $27.3 million, which is a 38.9% or $7.64 million increase from FY22.
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) USDA-Education Grants for HSIs: $16 million, which is a 14.3% or $2 million increase from FY22.
  • National Science Foundation-HSI Program: $53.5 million, which is a 10.3% or $5 million increase from FY22.

The appropriations package also increases the maximum Pell Grant by $500 and includes $50 million for a new HBCU, TCU, and MSI Research and Development Infrastructure Grants program.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, D.C, Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California.