December 15, 2021

U.S. Rep. Lawson announces two funding projects for Florida State and Florida A&M Universities under the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) applauds the U.S. Senate on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), by a vote of 88-11. This bill authorizes $770 billion in funding for the Defense Department and includes $15 million for Florida State University and Florida A&M University. 


Through the approved funding for FY22, Florida State University will receive $10 million for aerospace research. The FAMU/FSU School of Engineering will receive $5 million for developmental technology.


“It is outstanding that we secured $15 million to advance education at two of the universities in my district,” Rep. Lawson said. “We encourage our students to use their brilliant minds to excel and shape the future of STEM fields. Now, our universities have additional funding to move toward that goal.”


The projects include:

  • Affordable Multifunctional Aerospace Composites, FSU High Performance Materials Institute, Tallahassee, Florida – $10 million
  • Development of Advanced Propulsion Technologies for Hypersonic Systems, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida – $5 million


The House and Senate approved the funding measure and it now goes to the president’s desk for his signature.