HBCUs are America’s national treasures! Act now to preserve the legacy of these institutions!
UNCF is calling on HBCU alumni, supporters and advocates to email or tweet your Senators today and ask them to fund the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Historic Preservation Program - a federal grant program that could help save over 700 historic properties on HBCU campuses.
Earlier this year, UNCF asked Congress to appropriate $50 million for FY 2018 for the HBCU Historic Preservation Program. The House approved $5 million, which is a $1 million increase from FY 2017; while the Senate appropriations bill only includes $3 million -- a $1 milion cut from FY 2017. We cannot allow Congress to shortchange HBCUs! Please take action by urging your Senators to appropriate at least $5 million for the HBCU Historic Preservation Program.
Here are 3 easy ways you can help #PreserveHBCUs!
Email Your Senators
Use this link to view our letter which you can personalize and send directly to both of your U.S.Senators. Enter your zip code here.
Post pictures on social media of an historic building on your HBCU campus that needs restoration. Be creative! Use hashtag: #PreserveHBCUs and tag @UNCF.
Spread the Word
Tell your friends! Use the social media toolkit for sample messages and download our graphic or use your own.