December 20, 2022
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:
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.
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.