Presentation on theme: "17 th Annual HACU National Capitol Forum March 26, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
17 th Annual HACU National Capitol Forum March 26, 2012
Agenda Appropriations for FY 2013 Reauthorizations Student Immigration Legislation
Appropriations* U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National Science Foundation *Refer to FY 2013 One Pager in Folders
U.S. Department of Education
Appropriations Status Labor-HHS-Education Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Part A FY 2012 Final - $100.4 million Drop from: $117M in FY 2010 to $104.3M in FY 2011 Presidents Budget $100.4M in FY 2013 HACU Request - $175M in FY 2013
Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans - Part B Mandatory funding - $11.5M in FY 2012 Flat-funded - ($11.5) from FY 2011 and FY 2010 Discretionary – $9M in FY 2012 Drop from $9.3M in FY 2011 Drop from $10.5M in FY 2010 Presidents Budget: $9M in FY 2013 HACU Request: $100M in FY 2013
STEM Funding for MSIs Amends 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.
Hawkins 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).
First in the World Fund The Presidents 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.
Pell Grants FY 2012 Final $5,550 per student Includes significant changes to eligibility requirements FY 2013 Proposal $5,635 per student
U.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)
Agriculture Appropriations Hispanic Education Partnership Grants Program FY 2012 Final- $9.2 million Presidents FY 2013 Budget- $9.2 million HACU FY 2013 Request - $40 million
HSACU Endowment Fund FY 2012 Final - $0 Presidents Budget FY $10 million, Endowment Fund HACU FY 2013 Request - $80 million
Agriculture Appropriation Requests FY 2013 $40 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for HSIs under Title VII-HSI Grants 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
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD 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 nations competitiveness and promote social stability and cultural richness.
HUD Appropriation Requests FY 2013 FY 2012 Final - $0 Presidents Budget - $0 HACU FY 2013 Request - $15 million In FY 2010 was funded at $6 million
National 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.
Authorizations Elementary and Secondary Education Act Workforce Investment Act Foreign Assistance Act – U.S. Department of State 2008 Farm Bill
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)* HACU Recommendations on Early Childhood Education Authorize $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 ELLs Authorize $5M competitive grants programs for HSIs to develop family literacy programs Authorize a $3M competitive grants program for HSIs to create a mentorship program *Previously, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
ESEA (continued) HACU Recommendations Diversifying the Ranks of our Nations Teachers and Principals Authorize a competitive grant program of $50M to train teachers to be culturally and linguistically prepared Authorize a competitive grant program of $50M to develop culturally and linguistically prepared master teachers in STEM to teach at HSSDs. Authorize 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.
ESEA (continued) HACU Recommendations on HSI/HSSD Collaboration to Expand Access to Higher Education Authorize 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 HSSDs Authorize a $20M competitive grant program for HSIs to collaborate with HSSDs to develop and improve dual enrollment programs.
Workforce 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.
Foreign 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.
Reauthorization of the 2008 Farm Bill HACU Recommends: Preserve Current Programs New 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.
Student 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 Actions National Hispanic Leadership Agenda DREAM Act Coalition
Tomorrow Morning Distribution of informational materials to present to Members of Congress. –(Please let us know if you cant attend the meetings scheduled for you.) Guest speakers: –Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D – 15 th, TX) –Congressman David Rivera (R – 25 th, FL)
This presentation will be uploaded on HACUs website:
HACU Government Relations Gumecindo Salas – Vice President of Government Relations Maria Elena Vivas-House – Senior Executive Director of the HACU National Internship Program Serena Dávila- Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Laura Maristany - Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Erica Romero – Executive Director of the Western Regional Office Cesar Oyervides-Cisneros – Director of Federal Relations & Outreach
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