Federal funding may not be available in the next fiscal year for The T&D Region’s historically black colleges and universities through the FUTURE Act.

The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act provides funding for HBCUs and minority-serving institutions within Title III of the Higher Education Act.

Christopher Huff, T&D

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a continuing resolution to fund the government until Dec. 20, but that resolution does not renew FUTURE Act funding.

The Future Act allocated $255 million in funding for minority-serving institutions and HBCUs, including $79.7 million for HBCUs in 2019.

Four institutions in The T&D Region – Claflin University, South Carolina State University, Voorhees College and Denmark Technical College – received a combined $2.7 million from the bill in FY 2019.

Claflin received $788,702, S.C. State received $952,537 and Voorhees and Denmark Tech each received $500,000. Read more via The Times and Democrat.