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You can make a big difference in just five minutes. That's all it will take to learn the issues, and send a letter to your elected officials.

Take Action!

Welcome to our Legislative Action Center

HBCU educators, students, alumni and advocates, you can make a big difference in just five minutes. That's all it will take send a letter, email or tweet to your Members of Congress on important issues impacting HBCUs. These legislators are making critical funding and policy decisions that will determine whether HBCUs and the students they serve receive the vital federal support they need and deserve. The actions of our government have an enormous impact, so please don't let this critical moment pass by.

Please Take Action. Make Your Voices Heard. Make A Difference.

1. Send a letter to your elected officials by selecting one of the featured Action Alerts below or going to our Take Action Center.

2. Send a Tweet to your Members of Congress by going to our Take Action Center.

3. Join our Action Network and we'll send you important updates regarding our issues and how you can speak out on important issues.

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Budget Priorities

Support Title III-B Funding

Title III-B funding is the foundation of federal institutional support for HBCUs.

Budget Priorities

Support Title III-B Funding

Title III-B funding is the foundation of federal institutional support for HBCUs because of its broad use of dollars for academic and facility improvements, and is essential in the support of the President's 2020 educational goals to assure that America can compete with other countries. The country needs the HBCU educational systems and needs to continue to support them.

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UNCF Public Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress

UNCF will focus on a legislative agenda in the 114th Congress to ensure a strong federal investment in HBCUs and so that every high school graduate is college-ready and has the financial resources needed to complete a college credential. Over the next two years, UNCF will strive to make the voices of UNCF, our 37-member colleges and universities and the students who attend them heard at the highest levels of the federal government in pursuit of these legislative objectives.

HBCU Facts
  • The first HBCU, Cheney University in Pennsylvania, was founded in 1837. All HBCUs play a critical role in the American higher education system.