S.461 - HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 02/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.461 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/12/2019)
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 agencies that regularly interact with HBCUs 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 may provide technical assistance and information to the initiative to enhance communication with HBCUs concerning their program activities and applications for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.
In addition, the bill provides statutory authority for the President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs.