Over $4M in Funding For Maryland HBCUs At Risk in US Senate - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Over $4M in Funding For Maryland HBCUs At Risk in US Senate

Posted: Updated:
BALTIMORE (AP) - More than $4 million in federal funding for historically black colleges and universities in Maryland may disappear if Congress doesn't reauthorize mandated spending for those institutions.
 
News outlets report more than $250 million in annual mandated funding for HBCUs expired after Sept. 30 because the Senate didn't approve it.
 
The funding passed unanimously in the U.S. House but Senate Republicans say they want to include long-term funding for HBCUs as part of the Higher Education Act, which is designed to make college more affordable.
 
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland says support for minority-serving institutions shouldn't hang in the balance while leaders try to reform the act, which has failed to pass for several years.
 
Thurgood Marshall College Fund President Harry Williams says some HBCUs nationwide are already projecting cuts.
 
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • WBOC Evening Weather: January 17, 2020

    WBOC Evening Weather: January 17, 2020

  • Former Greensboro Police Chief Sentenced for Malfeasance in Office

    Former Greensboro Police Chief Sentenced for Malfeasance in Office

    Maryland's Office of the State Prosecutor says that while chief of the Greensboro Police Department between December 2017 and February 2019, Michael Petyo made factual misrepresentations in an application for certification, which he filed on behalf of Thomas Webster. That application is reviewed to certify police officers for duty across the state. 

    More

    Maryland's Office of the State Prosecutor says that while chief of the Greensboro Police Department between December 2017 and February 2019, Michael Petyo made factual misrepresentations in an application for certification, which he filed on behalf of Thomas Webster. That application is reviewed to certify police officers for duty across the state. 

    More
  • Delaware Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban "Ghost Guns"

    Delaware Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban "Ghost Guns"

    A bill filed Thursday in Delaware's legislature would ban possession and manufacture of covert and undetectable firearms, a measure aimed at cracking down on so-called "ghost guns."

    House Bill 277 also makes it illegal to transport, ship, transfer, or sell an unfinished firearm frame or receiver. It also bars the manufacture or distribution of a firearm made using a 3D printer.

    More

    A bill filed Thursday in Delaware's legislature would ban possession and manufacture of covert and undetectable firearms, a measure aimed at cracking down on so-called "ghost guns."

    House Bill 277 also makes it illegal to transport, ship, transfer, or sell an unfinished firearm frame or receiver. It also bars the manufacture or distribution of a firearm made using a 3D printer.

    More
  • Maryland NewsMaryland NewsMore>>

  • Wind Turbines Get Fresh Look

    Wind Turbines Get Fresh Look

    Friday, January 17 2020 7:50 PM EST2020-01-18 00:50:12 GMT
    Friday, January 17 2020 7:50 PM EST2020-01-18 00:50:12 GMT
    The controversial proposal to put wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City will be heard before the Maryland Public Service Commission Saturday.More
    The controversial proposal to put wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City will be heard before the Maryland Public Service Commission Saturday. More
  • Former Greensboro Police Chief Sentenced for Malfeasance in Office

    Former Greensboro Police Chief Sentenced for Malfeasance in Office

    Friday, January 17 2020 3:11 PM EST2020-01-17 20:11:08 GMT
    Friday, January 17 2020 5:30 PM EST2020-01-17 22:30:22 GMT

    The former police chief of a Caroline County, Md. town where a black teenager died in custody has been sentenced in an unrelated case.

    More

    The former police chief of a Caroline County, Md. town where a black teenager died in custody has been sentenced in an unrelated case.

    More
  • Delmar Man Convicted of Armed Robbery

    Delmar Man Convicted of Armed Robbery

    Friday, January 17 2020 2:25 PM EST2020-01-17 19:25:59 GMT
    Friday, January 17 2020 2:47 PM EST2020-01-17 19:47:51 GMT
    A Delmar man has been found guilty of armed robbery after a two-day trial in Wicomico County.More
    A Delmar, Md. man has been found guilty of armed robbery after a two-day trial in Wicomico County. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices