Center for American Progress

Funding the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Grant Program
Sign-On Letter

Funding the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Grant Program

Led by the Center for American Progress, these letters recommend to the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Progressive Caucus that $40 million in funding for the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence grant program be included in the fiscal year 2022 budget.

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  • the Center for American Progress
  • partners

The Center for American Progress and partners sent letters to the respective chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Progressive Caucus, expressing support for including $40 million in funding for the August F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence grant program in the fiscal year 2022 budget. This program provides competitive grants to historically Black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions to support their educator preparation programs and prospective teachers. Investing in this grant program would help create a diverse teaching workforce that better reflects the current student population. Moreover, it would improve outcomes for all students, especially students of color.

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the Center for American Progress

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