Sending Office: Honorable Alma S. Adams
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Dear Colleague,

On Tuesday, the House will vote on H.R. 2486, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent Using Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act under Suspension of the Rules. We ask for your support of this legislation which would reauthorize crucial Title III mandatory funding
for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act (HEA) provides funding to HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, and MSIs to improve their self-sufficiency and strengthen their ability to serve low-income students, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM) professions. These funds advance these institutions’ academic quality and fiscal stability. Unfortunately, funding for these institutions, as authorized by the HEA will expire on September 30, 2019. It is crucial that these funds do
not lapse.

H.R 2486, the FUTURE Act, ensures that this will not happen. Under the FUTURE Act, HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, and MSIs will continue to receive $255 million for the next two years. Without this funding, these institutions will suffer, particularly smaller institutions
that will have to lay off staff and faculty and possibly face imminent danger of closure.  Additionally, H.R. 2486 is completely paid for by eliminating Account Maintenance Fees, a proposal supported by Democrats, Republicans and the White House.

HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, and other MSIs play a crucial role in American society, providing access to higher education for millions of students of color, as well as low-income students. In order to ensure they can continue fulfilling that mission, we ask for your
YES vote on H.R. 2486. If you have any additional questions, please contact John Christie at or Sruthi Prabhu at Thank you for your consideration.


Alma S. Adams, Ph.D                              Mark Walker

Member of Congress                               Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Budget, Education

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 2486
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