APR 23, 2021 | US
BSA Urges Congress to Include Robust Funding for HBCUs, MSIs in FY2022 Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON – April 23, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance led a group of prominent technology companies in a letter urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include robust funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the FY2022 federal appropriations bills.
“Diversity drives innovation and creativity – two traits that are key to the success of the tech industry. By investing in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions, Congress has the chance to grow the skilled, inventive workforce America needs to compete globally,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “We urge the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support these programs and help to eliminate past disparities in HBCU funding.”
The letter, which was signed by Adobe Inc., Atlassian, Autodesk, BSA, DocuSign, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Microsoft, Okta, Oracle, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Siemens, also supports efforts to double the maximum value of a federal Pell Grant, which would increase support for HBCUs and MSIs.
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.