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Federal Legislation, HSIs and Hispanic Students: Where We've Been and Where We Hope to Go For Innovative Educators San Diego, CA March 30, 2006.

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1 Federal Legislation, HSIs and Hispanic Students: Where We've Been and Where We Hope to Go For Innovative Educators San Diego, CA March 30, 2006

2 Where Weve Been Brief History of HACU History/Definition of the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Brief Funding Overview

3 HSI Definition A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is defined as a non-profit institution that has at least 25% Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, and of the Hispanic student enrollment at least 50% are low income. Low income is defined as 150% of the poverty level as determined by the Bureau of the Census at The Title V Program does not pre-certify institutions as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Institutions that meet these eligibility requirements and want to apply to the Title V Program, simply must submit an assurance with their Title V application with the necessary student enrollment data.* *From the US Department of Education

4 HSI/HACU Appropriations

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6 Where We Are Current HACU Appropriations Request HEA Reauthorization Current Presidential Budget Proposal Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

7 2006 Appropriations Agriculture*Agriculture* Commerce-Justice*-StateCommerce-Justice*-State –NASA* - NSF* DefenseDefense District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Energy* & WaterEnergy* & Water Foreign OperationsForeign Operations Homeland SecurityHomeland Security Interior EnvironmentInterior Environment Labor*-HHS*-Ed*Labor*-HHS*-Ed* Legislative BranchLegislative Branch Military Construction – VAMilitary Construction – VA Transportation, Treasury, Judiciary, HUD*Transportation, Treasury, Judiciary, HUD* *Includes HSI Appropriations*Includes HSI Appropriations All Appropriations Bills Have Been Passed

8 HEA Reauthorization Mired in Congress because of deficits, war and other legislative priorities HR 3784 gave an extension of HEA until March 31, 2006 Seek to eliminate 50% low-income requirement from HSI eligibility and remove 2-year wait out.

9 Presidential Budget Proposal

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11 Presidential Budget- New Programs Academic Competitiveness Grants –$850 million Advancing America Through Foreign Language Partnerships - $24 million Community-Based Job Training Grants –$150 million

12 Other Legislation DREAM Act –S 2075 DREAM Act (Sen. Richard Durbin, IL) –Introduced November 18, 2005 Student Adjustment Act –HR 1684 (108 th Congress) McCain-Kennedy Bill –S1033 The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act

13 Other Legislation SMART Grants (Senator Frist) –Will provide Pell Grant eligible students: $4,000 grants per year for maintaining a 3.0 GPA and majoring in math, science, engineering, technology or foreign languages critical to national security during their third and fourth years of college.

14 Other Legislation Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2005 –HR 921 (Rep. Randy Forbes, VA) – 2/17/05 –S 432 (Sen. George Allen, VA) – 2/17/05 –$250M Appropriation

15 Where We Hope To Go Title V Request for 2007 Additional Appropriations Request for 2007 The Farm Bill Strengthen K-20 Pipeline HACU Requests

16 HACU Title V Request for 2007 Title V Appropriations for Undergraduate Support for HSIs - $175M First Time Legislation and Funding for Graduate Education Under Title V - $20M Remove 50% Low-Income Requirement from HSI Definition and Eliminate Two-Year Wait Out

17 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 USDA – Request $20M for HSIs under Title VII of the Farm Bill, $25M under Title X DOD - $15M for R&D, testing and evaluation infrastructure, $5M for faculty development US Dept. of Energy - $10M for the Western Hemisphere Energy Cooperation

18 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 HUD - $12M for HUD HSI Assisting Communities Program; $5M to reinstate HUD HSI Work-Study Program DHHS - $20M for HSIs for the National Institutes of Health

19 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 NASA - $10M to elevate Proyecto Access to a nationwide program. NSF - $20M for HSIs for research, curriculum, and infrastructure development

20 The Farm Bill The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 is set to expire in 2007 and must be renewed. Seek to increase funds for HSIs to conduct R&D, expand infrastructure, curriculum and outreach capacity. Seek to expand funding in other parts of Farm Bill

21 Strengthen K-20 Pipeline – 2007 Requests $442.2M for Migrant Education Program $44.85M for Drop Out Prevention $42.1M for High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program (HEP-CAMP) $325M for GEAR UP $900M for TRIO

22 Contact Information Federal Government Relations Office One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 605 Washington, DC Phone: (202) Fax: (202) Western Regional Office 915 L Street, Suite 1425 Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) Fax: (916)


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