Federal Funding for HSIs

HACU's Position

HACU supports increased federal appropriations for HSIs, which now total 600 and will continue to grow with our population's changing demographics.

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate must pass 12 appropriation bills annually to fund the federal government. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are currently eligible to compete for targeted funding in three separate departments/agencies. Below are the latest funding levels for these programs.

Appropriations for HSI Programs: Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 and FY 2025 Request



  1. HEA Title III, Part F is mandatory funding and, therefore, not subject to annual appropriations by Congress.  
  1. Congress has instructed the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund STEM education programs at or above the 2021 levels for 2024. 


Program Links: 

Department of Education 


Department  of Agriculture

National Science Foundation 


Additional resources


Did you know?
HSIs only receive 74 cents for every federal dollar going to all other colleges and universities annually, per student, from all federal funding sources.