Trump Increases Funding for HBCUs

President Donald Trump points toward Scott Turner, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, after inviting Turner to speak at the 2019 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Donald Trump signed an important piece of legislation that will increase the amount of funding HBCU’s receive by $100 million dollars.

Last week President Trump signed legislation that will bring $850 million dollars to Historically Black Colleges and Universities over the next 10 years. In a statement, Trump called the move part of his “unprecedented commitment to HBCU’s” and he promised to “continue to fight for HBCUs.

Scott Turner, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)