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Biden’s Billions for Higher Ed

President Biden unveiled his new infrastructure legislation plan Wednesday, proposing billions of dollars for higher education over eight years.

The plan — which is about $2 trillion in total — would give $12 billion to updating infrastructure in community colleges and $50 million to the National Science Foundation. Historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions would also be in for more funding under the proposal. The plan calls for a $10 billion investment in research and development and $15 billion to create 200 research incubators at those institutions, with the framing that those investments could eliminate racial and gender inequities in R&D and STEM.

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