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CHIPS & Science Act: What’s In It For Community Colleges, and What Items Were Left Out

President Biden signed in to law a major bipartisan legislation focused on domestic manufacturing of computer chips and science innnovation. How does it impact community colleges?

Congressional District Work Period: An Opportunity for Community College Leaders

The month of August allows federal lawmakers to spend time in their home states and districts, and presents a great opportunity to community college leaders to strengthen relationships and be stronger advocates for their students and campuses.

Bipartisan Innovation Act, including short-term Pell, Work Continues into Summer

Since April, the Conference Committee in Congress charged with combining House and Senate bills aimed at improving American competitiveness in the areas of science and technology has been diligently working. As Congress continues its work, representatives from community colleges continue to advocate for the programs included in the bills that will support students and institutions in preparing the workforce needed to bolster the targeted industries in the jointly-referenced Bipartisan Innovation Act.

Congress Begins Conference Process: Short-Term Pell, Apprenticeship Hang in Balance

In February, the House passed short-term Pell. Now the House and Senate must work together to create a final bill that may or may not include it.

Q&A with Dr. Miguel Cardona

The U.S. Secretary of Education discusses the vital role community colleges play — and what he’s learned from visiting their campuses.

Congress' New Take on Earmarks: How Community Colleges Can Benefit

Congress has resumed locally-focused funding projects, named Community Project Funding in the House or Congressionally Directed Spending in the Senate. Here's how community colleges can participate.
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