ERIC Number: ED215644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
1890 Land-Grant Colleges Facilities. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on H.R. 1309.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Agriculture.
The Committee on Agriculture hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 1309, which pertains to land-grant colleges and research facilities, including the text of the bill and witness statements, are presented. The bill would provide grants to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee Institute, for the purpose of assisting these institutions in the purchase of equipment and land, and the planning, construction, alteration, or renovation of buildings to strengthen their capacity for research in the food and agricultural sciences. The legislation would authorize grants of $10 million in each of the five fiscal years beginning with 1981. According to testimony, the bill would help the 17 affected colleges to build a more effective capacity for agricultural research. The 1890 institutions are historically black colleges and universities generally located in the South. Four percent of the funds to be appropriated will be used by the Department of Agriculture to administer the program. The lack of sufficient research facilities has forced the institutions to use the space provided for instruction and other campus programs, and the research capability of these institutions is not comparable to that of the original land grant institutions of 1862. The 1890 institutions have received limited state construction funds for research facilities and they were not eligible to participate in a federal facilities program in the late 1960s and early 1970s for the 1862 land-grant institutions under the Research Facilities Act of 1963. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Agriculture.