AACC and ACCT have recently sent to Capitol Hill a joint appropriations request for the FY 2015 federal funding cycle. With overall discretionary funding set to be nearly identical as it was in FY 2014, the most likely outcome for most programs is level funding from one year to the next. AACC continues to push for increases in key programs, however, including adult basic education which, unlike most programs, did not recover any of its sequester cuts in FY 2014. Restoration of student aid eligibility for ability-to-benefit students also remains a top priority.
Read the full request.