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Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges – KATU

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Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer be restricted from accessing federal funding for capital projects, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.

Trump said federal law had restricted more than 40 faith-based HBCUs and seminaries from fully tapping a program that provides federal loan guarantees for their construction projects.

Trump announced that a recent Justice Department legal opinion declared such “discriminatory restrictions” to be unconstitutional.

“From now on, faith-based HBCUs will enjoy equal access to federal support,” he said.

Under a capital financing program for historically black colleges and universities, the Education Department guarantees loans for capital improvements, but funding was restricted for those HBCUs in which a “substantial portion of its function is subsumed in a religious mission.”

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