Maryland congressional delegation announces HBCU funding

Bowie State University, one of Maryland's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (File Photo)

Bowie State University, one of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s congressional delegation has announced about $44 million in additional federal funding for historically black colleges and universities.

The delegation said Tuesday the money comes from a fund created by the coronavirus rescue package. Funds also are included for Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges that serve large populations of low-income students.

The delegation says about $19 million will go to Morgan State University. About $13.7 million will go to Bowie State University. About $7.8 million will be set aside for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and $4.2 million for Coppin State University.

These supplemental awards are in addition to about $170 million previously announced by the delegation.

Of the $14.25 billion provided for higher education relief nationally through the coronavirus relief bill, Congress set aside about $1 billion for HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions and $344 million for schools that the Secretary determines has the greatest unmet needs related to COVID-19.


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