Rep. Cuellar announces extension for funding of Hispanic serving institutions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the extension of the application deadline for the FY 2020 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Grant Competition from February 10, 2020 to February 24, 2020. In the 2020 final spending bill, Congressman Cuellar secured over $313.9 million for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), a $69.1 million increase from FY19.

“The number of Hispanic students pursuing higher education has exploded. Between 2000 and 2015, the college-going rate among Hispanic high school graduates grew from 22 to 37 percent. However, these high rates of college enrollment are not translating into degree completion,” said Congressman Cuellar. “For this reason, I worked hard to secure additional funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions so they can continue to do their critical work in bolstering enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of Hispanic students. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am committed to supporting and funding HSIs who help the next generation pursue the American dream. I encourage all institutions that are eligible to apply and reach out to my office for support.”

To apply for funding from FY 2020 Developing HSIs (Title V, Part A) Program, click here.

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