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Mucarsel-Powell Announces $2.3 Million Education Grant For Miami-Dade College, A Hispanic-Serving Institution

Press Release

Date: Sept. 9, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced over $2.3 million in federal grants for Miami Dade College campuses, which serves a diverse student body including a large Hispanic population. These U.S. Department of Education grants are part of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program, which provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. The HSI Program grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

"As the first Ecuadorian immigrant member of Congress, I know the challenges that Hispanic students in our district face," said Mucarsel-Powell. "I'm proud to have fought for these federal funds that will create opportunities for students, and I'm eager to see the difference this makes in our majority-minority district. I will continue working in Congress to ensure our local commuter colleges get the resources necessary to create opportunities for young people. And I will continue to support minority-serving institutions any way I can because they play a critical role in our communities."

Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, located in Mucarsel-Powell's district, is expected to receive $590,227 each period for the next five years. More on this specific grant can be found HERE.

Mucarsel-Powell is a cosponsor of the FUTURE Act, legislation that passed in December 2019 to permanently fund minority-serving institutions, including HSIs and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The allotment of funding for Miami Dade College campuses is below:

Miami Dade College Homestead Campus - $590,227
Miami Dade College Padron Campus - $597,435
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus - $557,972
Miami Dade College North Campus - $599,717
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus - $584,043