Senate Bill 461
116th Congress(2019-2020)
HBCU PARTNERS Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-270 on Dec 31, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 12, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 31, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
461
Congress
116
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
Mississippi
Delaware
Indiana
Massachusetts
Minnesota
California
Mississippi
New Jersey
North Carolina
Alabama
Virginia
Passed
February 12, 2019
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S1281-1282; text: CR S1281-1282)
Summary

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.

Text (5)
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 13, 2019 5:40:23 AM
Record Updated
Oct 15, 2021 11:30:50 PM