June 2023

After four years of advocacy from the Minnesota Association of Private College Students (MAPCS) and other dedicated student advocates, the final higher education bill included an important amendment to the existing Hunger Free Campus Grant Program. Advocates pushed for a language change that now allows private nonprofit colleges to be eligible to apply for small grants that help colleges meet or maintain Hunger Free campus designations, which ultimately enhances or creates campus resources that can help address student hunger. The final bill includes $2.5 million in funding to support Hunger Free Campus grants. In January, MAPCS leadership testified before higher education committees to help advance this impactful amendment. This is a legislative victory for students made possible by students!