Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)—-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) may only receive a total of $2 billion instead of $45 billion initially promised by President Biden’s initial bill.

The reduction is reportedly due to funding becoming “ensnared in Democratic infighting over the size of the economic package and what it should cover.”

Associated Press also notes the $2 billion “can go toward educational programs and infrastructure for Black colleges, and even that amount would be reduced to competitive grant funding rather than direct allocations.”

USAToday’s Tennessean reports several HBCU leaders—including Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover—testified before Congress urging Members of Congress to “right historic ‘discriminatory’ funding practices and continue supporting the schools.”