This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., a top target for the GOP in November, announced that the U.S. Department of Education will send grants to Miami Dade College.
The funds are through Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program grants to help Hispanic students.
“As the first Ecuadorian immigrant member of Congress, I know the challenges that Hispanic students in our district face,” said Mucarsel-Powell on Wednesday. “I’m proud to have fought for these federal funds that will create opportunities for students, and I’m eager to see the difference this makes in our majority-minority district. I will continue working in Congress to ensure our local commuter colleges get the resources necessary to create opportunities for young people. And I will continue to support minority-serving institutions any way I can because they play a critical role in our communities.”
Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus will receive $590,227 while its Padron Campus will get $597,435. Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus will get $557,972 while its North Campus will receive $599,717 and its Wolfson Campus is penciled in for $584,043.
First elected in 2018, Mucarsel-Powell faces Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez in November in what is expected to be one of the most competitive U.S. House contests in the nation.
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