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.
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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.