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History of AANAPISI legislation

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  • May 2005: H.R. 2616 was introduced by Congressman David Wu (OR). The legislation provides the U.S. Department of Education with the authority to issue grants of assistance to higher education institutions that have at least 10% AAPI and a significant percentage of those AAPI students are low-income.
  • 2007: bills were reintroduced and revamped under College Cost Reduction Act (CCRA)
  • AANAPISI Program enacted into law by Congress
  • Early 2009: Applications were submitted for the second round of AANAPISI Grant Awards.
  • Fall 2009: Two additional institutions were awarded funds from CCRA allocation.
  • Throughout 2009: Advocacy work to secure regular AANAPISI funding

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