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HACU Government Relations March 26, 2012
Agenda v Appropriations for FY 2013 v Authorizations
Appropriations Refer to FY 2013 One Pager in Folders v U. S. Department of Education v U. S. Department of Agriculture v U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development v National Science Foundation
Department of Education
Appropriations Status Labor-HHS-Ed Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Part A v FY 2012 final- $100. 4 million v. Drop from 2010 ($117 M) and 2011 ($104. 3 M) v President’s Budget FY 2013 - $100. 4 M v HACU FY 2013 Request - $175 million
Promoting post baccalaureate opportunities for Hispanic Americans- Part B v Mandatory funding Part B- $11. 5 million v Discretionary – FY 2012 $9 million v. Drop from FY 2010 ($10. 5 M) v President’s Budget FY 2013: $9 million v HACU FY 2013 Request - $100 million
STEM Funds for MSIs v This section amends the Higher Education Act by extending funding for programs under this section created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act for programs at HBCUs and other MSIs through 2019, including programs that help low-income students attain degrees in the STEM fields by the following annual amounts: v $100 million to Hispanic Serving Institutions including $10 million v v v for community partnerships, $85 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, $15 million to Predominantly Black Institutions, $30 million to Tribal Colleges and Universities, $15 million to Alaska, Hawaiian Native Institutions, $5 million to Asian American and Pacific Islander Institutions, and $5 million to Native American nontribal serving institutions.
Hawkins Centers of Excellence (New Request) ¨ FY 2013 - $30 million for the new Hawkins Centers of Excellence program to increase the pool of minority educators by expanding and reforming teacher education programs at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
1 st in the World Fund ¨ The budget proposal to Congress would create a $55 million competition, known as “First in the World, ” under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to reward individual colleges and nonprofit institutions that encourage productivity and efficiency, with up to $20 million reserved for MSIs.
Pell Grants FY 2012 Final- $5550 with significant changes to eligibility requirements FY 2013 Proposal- $5635
Agriculture Appropriations Hispanic Education Partnership Grants Program v FY 2012 Final- $9. 2 million v President’s FY 2013 Budget- $9. 2 million v HACU FY 2013 Request - $40 million
HSACU Endowment Fund v FY 2012 Final - $0 v President’s Budget FY 2013 - $10 million, Endowment Fund v HACU FY 2013 Request - $80 million
Agriculture Appropriation Requests FY 2013 ¨ $40 million in U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for HSIs ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ under Title VII-HSI Grants Program of the Farm Bill $20 million for the HSACU Equity Grants Program $80 million for the Endowment Fund for Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) $40 million for the HSACU Institutional Capacity-Building Grant Program $40 million HSACU Fundamental and Applied Research Grants $40 million for the HSACU Extension Grants Program $40 million for the HSI Agricultural Land National Resources Leadership Program
Housing and Urban Development
HUD MSI University Partnership Eliminated in FY 2011 v The funds were used by institutions to “revitalize neighborhoods, promote affordable housing and stimulate economic development in their communities. ” v The HUD MSI-University Partnership Programs represented a set of powerful tools for these institutions to enhance our nation’s competitiveness and promote social stability and cultural richness.
HUD Appropriation Requests FY 2013 v FY 2012 Final - $0 v President’s Budget - $0 v HACU FY 2013 Request - $15 million v. In FY 2010 was funded at $6 million
National Science Foundation v Currently, HSIs are the only group of MSIs not receiving targeted NSF infrastructure development funding. v HACU Request FY 2013 - $30 million for a competitive grants program within NSF to support HSIs research, curriculum and infrastructure development, and other purposes.
Authorizations v Elementary and Secondary Education Act v Workforce Investment Act v International Affairs v Farm Bill v Immigration
ESEA HACU Recommendations on Early Childhood Education v Authorize $20 M competitive grant program for HSIs to increase the number of culturally and linguistically competent early childhood education teachers and TAs v Authorize $5 M competitive grants programs for HSIs to develop family literacy programs v Authorize a $3 M competitive grants program for HSIs to create a mentorship program
ESEA HACU Recommendations on Diversifying the Ranks of our Nation’s Teachers and Principals v Authorize a competitive grant program of $50 M to train teachers to be culturally and linguistically prepared v Authorize a competitive grant program of $50 M to develop culturally and linguistically prepared master teachers in STEM to teach at HSSDs v Authorize a loan forgiveness program of $10 M for students who attend an HSI, receive a teaching certificate, and teach in an HSSD for no less than 5 years.
ESEA HACU Recommendations on HSI/HSSD Collaboration to Expand Access to Higher Education v Authorize the creation of a Hispanic Serving School District (HSSD) designation, which consists of school districts with a Hispanic Student enrollment of at least 25 percent. v Authorize a $15 M competitive grant program to expand the number of AP courses in STEM areas to HSSDs v Authorize a $20 M competitive grant program for HSIs to collaborate with HSSDs to develop and improve dual enrollment programs.
Workforce Investment Act v HACU requests $20 M competitive grant program for 2 - and 4 - year HSIs focused on training Hispanics and low-income youth and adults in health care professions. v HACU requests a $20 M competitive grant program for 2 - and 4 - year HSIs focused on training Hispanic and low-income youth and adults in “green jobs” and technology. v HACU requests a $20 M competitive grant program for migrant and seasonal farm worker programs to develop skills and training to move into year-round employment.
State Department Reauthorization HSIs Study Abroad Student Exchange Program with countries in the Western Hemisphere ¨ A $40 million competitive grants program for an HSIs Study Abroad Program under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (P. L 87 -195) Section 105 and (PL 107 -206). ¨ Hispanic students from HSIs to study in countries of the Western Hemisphere for a period of no more than (2) years. ¨ Western Hemisphere college and university students for study at an HSIs for a period of no more than (2) years.
The Farm Bill Reauthorization v HACU Recommends: v Preserve Current Programs ¨ New Recommendations – inclusion of the following provisions in the authorization of the 2012 Farm Bill under Sec. 14204 of the 2008 Farm Bill reauthorization to be added as Sec. 14204. 2: ¨ A $40 M competitive grants program authorized for HSACUs to train Hispanic farm workers and other Hispanic youth working in agriculture-related fields for jobs requiring skills in new technologies in agriculture, food science and safety, bio-energy and environmental sciences, and other related skills as the Secretary may determine to be appropriate. ¨ A $5 M special scholarship program for Hispanic youth from families employed in agriculture and food processing who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the agriculture and food science industry or related areas.
Immigration Issues Update v DREAM Act HR 1842, S 952 (Sen. Durbin – Rep. Berman) v Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill v ARMS bill, HR 3823 - (Rep. David Rivera) v HACU Actions - NHLA Immigration Issues – DREAM Act Coalition
Tomorrow Morning ¨ We will distribute materials for you to hand out to your Members of Congress. (Please let us know if you can’t attend the meetings scheduled for you. ) ¨ Representatives Hinojosa and Rivera will speak to us about some of their initiatives.
Hill Visits ¨ Be prepared to present in less than 15 minutes ¨ Be flexible-location/voting by Members ¨ Meeting with staff just as important as with Member of Congress ¨ Feedback forms- Delegation Leader ¨ Wear comfortable shoes ¨ Security
Feedback Forms ¨ You will receive ONE Feedback form per group for each meeting you are scheduled to attend. ¨ Delegation Leader is responsible for filling the form and bringing it to the debriefing session at 4 PM in room Cannon 122.
Hill Visits House and Senate and Cafeterias cafeter
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Capitol Forum 2012 17 th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education March 26 -27, 2012 The Westin Washington, D. C. City Center Washington, DC