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US grants $10-M to Asian schools

WASHINGTON D.C. -The U.S. Department of Education awarded approximately $10 million in grants to six Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI): City College of San Francisco (CA), Foothill-De Anza Community College (CA), Guam Community College (GU), Seattle Community College (WA), University of Hawaii at Hilo (HI), and University of Maryland-College Park (MD). These six schools are the first grant recipients of this historic program due to their exceptional five-year plans that address the specific needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. AANAPISI program seeks to increase the capacity of higher education institutions to better serve disadvantaged college students. The AANAPISI program was championed by Congressman David Wu (D-OR) and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), as chaired by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), into law in 2007.

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