S.461 - HBCU PARTNERS Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 02/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||12/31/2020 Became Public Law No: 116-270. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: S.461 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 116-270 (12/31/2020)
HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act or the HBCU PARTNERS Act
This bill addresses the capacity of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to participate in federal programs. Specifically, the bill requires certain agencies to submit annual plans for strengthening the capacity of HBCUs to participate in federal programs. Among other things, the plans must establish how the agencies intend to increase the capacity of HBCUs to compete effectively for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.
The agencies must provide technical assistance and information to the White House Initiative on HBCUs to enhance communication with HBCUs concerning their program activities and initiatives as well as applications for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.
In addition, the bill provides statutory authority for the President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs.