Minority colleges and universities would be able to apply for $250 million a year in federal technology grants, according to a bill that's up for a vote Wednesday.
The House Science committee is scheduled to consider the measure, which would award $1.25 billion over a five-year period in a broad grant program that would fund nearly any type of computer hardware or software. Cash would be doled out by the Commerce Department.
Funds may go to any "computer and communications equipment and software that facilitates the transmission of information in a digital format." That definition could … Read more