Lincoln University President Praises Pair of Bills That Would Help HBCUs

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The U.S. Senate has approved two bills that will help Lincoln University and other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide if approved by Congress and the president, writes Ryanne Persinger for The Philadelphia Tribune.

The first bill, the HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act, or HBCU PARTNERS Act, would require federal agencies that provide relevant grants and programs to expand the participation of HBCUs. They would then share their plans with the House of Representatives and track the progress.

The second bill is the reintroduction of the HBCU Preservation Program, which reauthorizes funding for grants to restore historic buildings and sites on campus.

The move was praised by Lincoln University President Brenda Allen.

“Partnerships are a high priority under our new strategic plan,” said Allen. “Lincoln works with local, regional, national, and international partners to develop property, conduct research, solve community problems, and contribute to the cultural life of the community.”

She said that the HBCU Preservation Program would provide “critical funding” for the first degree-granting historically black university in the U.S.

Read more about the bills that would help HBCUs in The Philadelphia Tribune here.

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