On June 8, 2021, the AACC government relations team hosted a webinar to bring attendees up to speed on legislation to enact President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plan. This included information on tuition-free community college, workforce training, infrastructure, and more. They also covered FY 2022 federal funding and other key legislation. The team also […]
President Biden has released the outlines of his third large-scale initiative aimed at helping the nation recover from the pandemic, by making significant investments in physical infrastructure and family supports. The American Families Plan (AFP) follows the American Rescue Plan (ARP), enacted in March, and the American Jobs Plan (AJP), which was proposed earlier this […]
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, AACC president and CEO Dr. Walter Bumphus testified before the House Appropriations Committee to advocate for the nation’s community colleges. Read the written testimony. Watch the testimony.
On April 6, 2021, institutional leaders and AACC and ACCT staff outlined strategies to help colleges maximize the impact of federal CARES, CRRSAA, and American Rescue Plan funds. Campus perspectives focused on student financial grants. The latest guidance from the Department of Education was reviewed. Panelists also answered questions submitted by webinar attendees. Multimedia: Download […]
[Department of Education, 2/26/21] Questions Relating to All HEERF Funds: Please confirm that institutions have one year, starting from the date on which their allocation was processed by the Department, to disburse all funds received through HEERF 2.0. Yes, institutions generally have one year to expend their HEERF funds from the date when the Department […]
On March 9, 2021, the AACC and ACCT government relations teams hosted a webinar on the current state of implementation of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), also known as CARES Act 2.0. They provided the latest information on how colleges may spend institutional and student funds, including new ED guidance. A […]
In this webinar, AACC’s government relations team reviewed all the details of the recently enacted pandemic relief legislation, including how much money the community college sector will likely receive and when, how it will be allocated, and the rules for spending it. The webinar also covered other aspects of the massive year-end bill, which includes […]
The Impact of the National Elections on the Community College Agenda in Washington Thu, Nov 12, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST AACC government relations staff reviewed the recent national election results and their implications for community college priorities in the Executive Branch and Congress. They also answered questions posed by participants. ***Due to […]
This is the sixth issue in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments and examination of completion rates. Two sources are used, enrollment, graduation rates, and outcomes measures information from the U.S. Department of Education and enrollment and completion rates published by the National Student Clearinghouse. Download […]
Read the full text (PDF) of Dr. Joe Schaffer’s testimony to the July 16 hearing of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development.