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Representative Houlahan Protects Funding For HBCUs And Minority Serving Institutions

Washington, December 11, 2019
Tags: Education

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass the Fostering Undergraduate Talent By Unlocking Resources For Education (FUTURE) Act, which will  restore urgently-needed funding for Minority-Serving Institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI).

“Funding for our HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions is critical,” said Houlahan. “Our community is home to a number of such institutions, including Lincoln University and Cheyney University. This bipartisan legislation we passed is an important step in honoring our commitment to our MSIs, which are bastions of higher education that serve thousands across our country.”

“As the United States' first degree-granting HBCU, Lincoln University applauds Rep. Houlahan’s efforts to pass the FUTURE Act,” said Dr. Brenda Allen, President, Lincoln University. “HBCUs and other Minority-Serving-Institutions offer excellent educational opportunities to thousands of students across our country. This funding is vital as we continue our commitment to our students and the investment in our shared future.”

Full text of the FUTURE Act can be found here.


Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator, and a nonprofit leader. She’s in her first term representing Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.