US HB3294 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 201-18)
Status: Introduced on May 18 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-05-18 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Pending: House Education and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishes a grant program to support long-term improvements of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and graduate programs at HBCUs. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to HBCUs to improve campus facilities. A recipient must use grant funds for certain activities, such as constructing or renovating facilities, carrying out major repairs, and strengthening the safety and security of a campus. Any new construction, modernization, or renovation projects must meet building code and energy and water conservation requirements. Further, HBCUs must seek to procure contracts from certain small businesses, including those owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans. The bill prohibits the use of grant funds for specified activities, including for the payment of routine and predictable maintenance costs, minor repairs, and utility bills. The Government Accountability Office must study the implementation of the grant program. The bill also requires ED to repay the outstanding balance of principal, interest, fees, and costs and any related reimbursements for certain capital financing loans.

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IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act Institutional Grants for New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education for HBCU Excellence Act


Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. French Hill [R-AR]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]
Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]
Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]
Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]Rep. Troy Carter [D-LA]
Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]
Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]
Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Mike D. Rogers [R-AL]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]
Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Amata Radewagen [D-AS]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Shontel Brown [D-OH]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]
Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Stephanie Bice [R-OK]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]
Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA]
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis [R-NY]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Byron Donalds [R-FL]Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC]Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC]
Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]
Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Young Kim [R-CA]Rep. Garland Barr [R-KY]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]
Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick [D-FL]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. James Baird [R-IN]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]


2021-05-18HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2021-05-18HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB1945 (Same As) 2021-05-27 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HB6893 (Related) 2022-03-02 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.


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