Presentation on theme: "17th Annual HACU National Capitol Forum"— Presentation transcript:
117th Annual HACU National Capitol Forum March 26, 2012
2Agenda Appropriations for FY 2013 Reauthorizations Student Immigration Legislation
3*Refer to FY 2013 One Pager in Folders Appropriations*U.S. Department of EducationU.S. Department of AgricultureU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentNational Science Foundation*Refer to FY 2013 One Pager in Folders
5Appropriations Status Labor-HHS-EducationStrengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Part AFY 2012 Final - $100.4 millionDrop from: $117M in FY 2010 to $104.3M in FY 2011President’s Budget $100.4M in FY 2013HACU Request - $175M in FY 2013
6Mandatory funding - $11.5M in FY 2012 Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans - Part BMandatory funding - $11.5M in FY 2012Flat-funded - ($11.5) from FY 2011 and FY 2010Discretionary – $9M in FY 2012Drop from $9.3M in FY 2011Drop from $10.5M in FY 2010President’s Budget: $9M in FY 2013HACU Request: $100M in FY 2013
7STEM Funding for MSIsAmends the Higher Education Act by extending funding for programs at HBCUs and other MSIs through 2019, to help low-income students attain degrees in the STEM fields:$100 million to Hispanic Serving Institutions including $10 million for community partnerships,$85 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities,$15 million to Predominantly Black Institutions,$30 million to Tribal Colleges and Universities,$15 million to Alaska, Hawaiian Native Institutions, $5 million to Asian American and Pacific Islander Institutions, and$5 million to Native American nontribal serving institutions.These funds are to develop and carryout activities to improve and expand the institution's capacity to serve Hispanic and other low-income students.
8Hawkins Centers of Excellence (New Request) FY $30 million for the new Hawkins Centers of Excellence program to increase the pool of minority educators by expanding and reforming teacher education programs at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
9First in the World FundThe President’s budget requests $55 million for a program (First in the World), under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), to support reform and improvement in postsecondary education.Up to $20 million reserved for MSIs.
10Pell Grants FY 2012 Final FY 2013 Proposal $5,550 per student Includes significant changes to eligibility requirementsFY 2013 Proposal$5,635 per student
11U.S. Department of Agriculture HACU National Internship Program Interns at USDA:Above: Helen Carcamo – California State University, Long Beach – Food Safety and Inspection Service (Fall 2011)Right: Ricardo Zapater – University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez – Forest Service (Summer 2011)
13HSACU Endowment Fund FY 2012 Final - $0 President’s Budget FY $10 million, Endowment FundHACU FY 2013 Request - $80 million
14Agriculture Appropriation Requests FY 2013 $40 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for HSIs underTitle VII-HSIGrants Program of the Farm Bill$20 million for the HSACU Equity Grants Program$80 million for the Endowment Fund for Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs)$40 million for the HSACU Institutional Capacity-Building Grant Program$40 million HSACU Fundamental and Applied Research Grants$40 million for the HSACU Extension Grants Program$40 million for the HSI Agricultural Land National Resources Leadership Program
15U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
16HUD MSI University Partnership Eliminated in FY 2011 Funds used by institutions to “revitalize neighborhoods, promote affordable housing and stimulate economic development in their communities.”The HUD MSI-University Partnership Programs represented a set of powerful tools for these institutions to enhance our nation’s competitiveness and promote social stability and cultural richness.
17HUD Appropriation Requests FY 2013 FY 2012 Final - $0President’s Budget - $0HACU FY 2013 Request - $15 millionIn FY 2010 was funded at $6 million
18National Science Foundation HSIs are currently the only group of MSIs not receiving targeted NSF infrastructure development funding.HACU Request FY $30 million for a competitive grants program within NSF to support HSIs research, curriculum and infrastructure development, and other purposes.
19Authorizations Elementary and Secondary Education Act Workforce Investment ActForeign Assistance Act – U.S. Departmentof State2008 Farm Bill
20Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)* HACU Recommendations on Early Childhood EducationAuthorize $20M competitive grant program for HSIs to increase the number of culturally and linguistically competent early childhood education teachers and assistants to address needs of ELLsAuthorize $5M competitive grants programs for HSIs to develop family literacy programsAuthorize a $3M competitive grants program for HSIs to create a mentorship program*Previously, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
21ESEA (continued)HACU Recommendations Diversifying the Ranks of our Nation’s Teachers and PrincipalsAuthorize a competitive grant program of $50M to train teachers to be culturally and linguistically preparedAuthorize a competitive grant program of $50M to develop culturally and linguistically prepared master teachers in STEM to teach at HSSDsAuthorize a loan forgiveness program of $10M for students who attend an HSI, receive a teaching certificate, and teach in an HSSD for no less than 5 years.
22ESEA (continued)HACU Recommendations on HSI/HSSD Collaboration to Expand Access to Higher EducationAuthorize the creation of a Hispanic Serving School District (HSSD) designation, which consists of school districts with a Hispanic Student enrollment of at least 25 percent.Authorize a $15M competitive grant program to expand the number of AP courses in STEM areas to HSSDsAuthorize a $20M competitive grant program for HSIs to collaborate with HSSDs to develop and improve dual enrollment programs.
23Workforce Investment Act (WIA) HACU requests $20M competitive grant program for 2- and 4- year HSIs focused on training Hispanics and low-income youth and adults in health care professions.HACU requests a $20M competitive grant program for 2- and 4- year HSIs focused on training Hispanic and low-income youth and adults in “green jobs” and technology.HACU requests a $20M competitive grant program for migrant and seasonal farm worker programs to develop skills and training to move into year-round employment.
24Foreign Assistance Act (HSIs Study Abroad Program) Establishes a $40 million competitive grants program for an HSIs Study Abroad Program under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (P.L ) Section 105 and (PL ); under the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.Hispanic students from HSIs to study in countries of the Western Hemisphere for a period of no more than (2) years.Western Hemisphere college and university students for study at an HSIs for a period of no more than (2) years.
25Reauthorization of the 2008 Farm Bill HACU Recommends:Preserve Current ProgramsNew Recommendations – inclusion of the following provisions in the authorization of the 2012 Farm Bill under Sec of the 2008 Farm Bill reauthorization to be added as Sec :A $40M competitive grants program authorized for HSACUs to train Hispanic farm workers and other Hispanic youth working in agriculture-related fields for jobs requiring skills in new technologies in agriculture, food science and safety, bio-energy and environmental sciences, and other related skills as the Secretary may determine to be appropriate.A $5M special scholarship program for Hispanic youth from families employed in agriculture and food processing who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the agriculture and food science industry or related areas.
26Student Immigration Legislation DREAM [Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors] Act - HR 1842, S 952 (Sen. Durbin – Rep. Berman)ARMS [Adjustment Residency for Military Service] Bill, - HR 3823 (Rep. David Rivera)HACU ActionsNational Hispanic Leadership AgendaDREAM Act Coalition
27Tomorrow MorningDistribution of informational materials to present to Members of Congress.(Please let us know if you can’t attend the meetings scheduled for you.)Guest speakers:Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D – 15th, TX)Congressman David Rivera (R – 25th, FL)
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29HACU Government Relations Gumecindo Salas –Vice President of Government RelationsMaria Elena Vivas-House –Senior Executive Director of the HACU National Internship ProgramSerena Dávila-Executive Director of Legislative AffairsLaura Maristany -Erica Romero –Executive Director of the Western Regional OfficeCesar Oyervides-Cisneros –Director of Federal Relations & Outreach
30HACU Government Relations One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 430Washington, DC 20036Phone: (202)Fax: (202)Created by: Cesar Oyervides-Cisneros