Before adjourning for the year, Congress passed all twelve appropriations bills (packaged into two larger bills) that will fund the federal government through the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The breakthrough legislation increases funding for many programs that benefit community colleges and their students, including a new Department of Labor (DOL) community college-focused job […]
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In early May, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education (LHHS) funding bill, which would create a new, $150 million community college job training program and increase funding for a host of higher education and workforce training programs. Overall, the bill provides $189.8 billion, an $11.7 billion increase (6.2%) over FY 2019. This […]
This is the fifth in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments and exploration of completion rates. The latter feature graduation rates and outcome measures published by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Student Clearinghouse’s completion rates. Download the report. [PDF]
On April 15, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a notice inviting applications for new awards under the Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program. The 3-year grants are designed to support “evidence‐based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize Career and Technical Education (CTE).” Applicants are encouraged to, but not required to, […]
On April 16, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced this year’s competition for new Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) awards. Grants are awarded through a competitive process to institutions of higher education that enroll large numbers of Pell Grant recipients. In addition to campus-based child care for infants and toddlers, the program […]
In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team provided listeners with an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues affecting their colleges and students. Download this webinar’s PDF.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs). Download the complete letter. PDF
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