Department of Education Report Identifying Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure

The Department of Education issued a Federal Register notice on March 17 identifying financial assistance programs that allow for grant funds to be used for infrastructure projects. Programs identified within the Office of Postsecondary Education include the Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program, Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program, and strengthening master’s degree programs at HBCUs. The latest FY22 appropriations omnibus for funding the federal government also increased investments in these much-needed programs. In the omnibus, there was a 42 percent increase in promoting postbaccalaureate opportunities for Hispanic Americans, $6 million increase in strengthening historically black graduate institutions, and a 35 percent increase in strengthening master’s degree programs at HBCUs.