– The Higher Education Act (HEA) was signed into law on November 8, 1965, with the intent of strengthening the educational resources of American universities and colleges and providing financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.
– Title VI of HEA – “International Education Programs” – authorizes the Secretary of Education to fund foreign language and area studies (FLAS) at colleges and universities and National Resource Centers (NRCs). The area and resource centers intend to produce graduates with language expertise and knowledge to contribute to defending U.S. national security interests. There are currently NRCs at 100 institutions of higher education across the country.
– $3.375 million was awarded to Middle East NRCs at 15 universities in 2014 by the Department of Education. More than $13.4 million will be awarded to these NRCs for the entire 2014-2018 cycle. The anti-U.S., anti-Israel, and oftentimes anti-Semitic, and pro-BDS agenda of professors and programs at a number of Title VI-funded Middle East National Resource Centers (NRCs) is a violation of federal law.
For the full document, please see Title VI Fact Sheet