Updates

Congress Boosts TRIO Funding in FY 2019

October 1, 2018

During the last week of September, Congress passed and the President signed the omnibus appropriations bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (“LHHS”) for FY 2019 (Program Year 2019-2020).

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ED Continues to Undermine Congressional Intent and Erode TRIO Quality

August 29, 2018

As you know, Congress provided a 6% funding increase to the Federal TRIO programs for the 2018-19 program year.

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House Democrats Introduce Aim Higher Act

July 26, 2018

Last week, the Democratic Members of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce Committee introduced their response to the PROSPER Act.

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House and Senate Take Steps to Advance TRIO in FY 2019 Appropriations Bills

July 3, 2018

June was a busy month on Capitol Hill. First, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education ("LHHS") Appropriations Subcommittee approved its FY 2019 bill, which provides a $50 million or 5% increase to TRIO funding during the 2019-2020 program year.

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400+ Higher Education Institutions Express Concern About TRIO in PROSPER Act

April 10, 2018

On April 10, 2018, a group of more than 400 institutions of higher education and advocacy organizations joined COE President Maureen Hoyler in expressing concern about the TRIO section of H.R. 4508, the PROSPER Act.

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A Message from the COE President on the House Higher Education Reauthorization Bill

December 1, 2017

Today, the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee introduced the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.

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Senators Urge Administration on Investigate Delays in TRIO Competitions

October 12, 2017

On October 12, 2017, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) sent a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education to express their strong concerns about the continued lack of timeliness in the administration of TRIO grant competitions.

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Congress Kills Threat to Student Support, Hikes Funding

September 19, 2017

The week of September 10, TRIO Champion Tom Cole (R-OK) led a bipartisan coalition that included TRIO Caucus Co-Chair and Alumna Gwen Moore (D-WI) in speaking out against the "Jason Lewis CTE Amendment."

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