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, Read More »
Congress has cleared for President Trump’s signature a six-year reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353). Legislation that emerged from the Senate HELP Committee in early July was approved with amendments by the full Senate on July 23rd, and the House Read More »
> Download ‘AACC Pre-NLS Legislative Update’ as a PDF. In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team provided you with an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that will be featured at the 2018 National Legislative Summit (NLS). We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and answers.
The House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee has released its FY 2018 appropriations bill, which it will write on July 13. Overall, the draft bill includes $156 billion in discretionary funding, $5 billion below last year’s level. With so much less funding to work with, there are numerous cuts to community college priority programs. Read More »
Yesterday, the House passed by voice vote legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. On May 17, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved unanimously its bipartisan bill, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 2353. The measure is similar to the one Read More »
In a major victory for community colleges and their students, the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill released today by Congress reinstates year-round Pell Grants beginning with the 2017-18 award year. Restoration of year-round Pell has been a top AACC priority since its elimination in FY 2011.The omnibus bill funds federal agencies through September 30. Starting Read More »