Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $2.3 Million to Support Hispanic-Serving Institutions

CHICAGO – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $2,388,667 for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) through the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities and support for Hispanic students.

“In Illinois, HSIs play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our diverse communities,” said Durbin. “By investing in these institutions, we are opening doors, breaking down barriers, and building a brighter, more inclusive future for our state and the entire nation.”

“Illinois’s future becomes brighter when all communities can access opportunities forhigher education,” said Duckworth. “I’m proud to help announce this funding forIllinois’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions to continue their work of educating Illinois’s next generation of leaders.”

The following HSIs were awarded funding:

  • William Rainey Harper College: $599,626.00
  • Harry S Truman College: $589,698.00
  • Northeastern Illinois University: $599,998.00
  • University of St. Francis: $599,345.00

Earlier today, Durbin visited Harry S Truman College to discuss the HSI funding they received for their “TRUMomentum HSI project,” which aims to promote students’ sense of belonging, improve academic outcomes, and expand support services. This funding will also provide Hispanic students with tutoring, language support, career readiness, and professional development programming.