Support Community Colleges on Federal Coronavirus Stimulus 4.0
We at ACCT continue to speak with community college leaders throughout the country, as well as to federal officials, about what relief may be possible for the nation's community colleges and our students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are committed to doing everything we can to meet as many of your priorities as possible.
As the Trump administration works on distributing the funds provided by the CARES Act, Congress works on the next legislative response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Community colleges are essential to helping the nation weather the ongoing pandemic crisis and, later, to foster widespread economic growth. Community colleges seek federal support for their students and institutions as outlined below.
To be successful in this endeavor, we need you to use your voice today to amplify our requests and communicate your college's needs to key decision makers in Washington.
We are focusing on five priorities and ask you to communicate the following to your legislators as soon as possible:
- $46.6 billion in institutional and student support to cope with the pandemic
- $1 billion for two years for community colleges to train individuals to meet current necessities and to heal the crippled economy
- $5 billion in student aid enhancement
- Relief for distressed student loan borrowers
- Enhance higher education tax credits for training opportunities
Feel free to use the language included in the sample letter in your communications to legislators and let us know if you have any questions.
As the situation in Washington, D.C. is developing at a rapid clip, it is important that you let your elected officials know why your college needs support as soon as possible.
Thank you for your advocacy,
J. Noah Brown
President and CEO