States urged by Biden administration to rectify underfunding of land-grant HBCUs 

West Virginia State University had been underfunded $852.6 million in state appropriated funds between 1987 and 2020

By: - September 19, 2023 11:33 am

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack listens to students’ presentation about their Agricultural Mobile Education Unit after an event at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an 1890 land-grant institution, on Feb. 14, 2023. (Christophe Paul | USDA photo)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.