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Call to action: Sign a letter supporting Tech Hubs appropriations

March 21, 2024
By: SSTI Staff

As part of the CHIPS & Science Act, Congress created the Tech Hubs program to help more regions become leaders in key technology sectors through substantial investments into regional consortia. It authorized spending $10 billion on the program from FY2023 through FY2027. But appropriations for the program are not keeping up with the vision that was embraced by strong bipartisan majorities in both chambers. For FY2023, Congress appropriated $500 million for the program, and it followed that up with only $41 million for FY2024. The need for the program has not changed. If you believe the program should receive funding in line with the vision Congress laid out in the CHIPS & Science Act, we invite you to join us and let Congress know by signing a letter that will strongly voice support for the program. Read the full letter and sign on today.

 

This article was prepared using funds from the Innovation Advocacy Council (IAC). For information on joining the IAC, contact Jason Rittenberg at rittenberg@ssti.org

tech hubs, CHIPS and Science Act, technology