New Effort to Fund Modernization of Computer Infrastructure at the Nation’s Black Colleges and Universities

Senators Jim Webb and John Warner of Virginia have reintroduced legislation to provide up to $250 million to upgrade the computer infrastructure at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges would also receive grants under the legislation. The bill was passed by the Senate in both 2003 and 2005 but never reached the House floor.

The Bush administration has voiced opposition to the measure.