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Pell Grants

House Committee Passes Workforce Pell & WIOA Reauthorization

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce advances the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act and WIOA Reauthorization, marking crucial progress for community colleges. The bills address key priorities, extending Pell eligibility and enhancing workforce development grants to bolster community college roles in meeting industry needs.

Workforce Pell in the 118th Congress

With momentum building, where does Workforce Pell stand amidst the divided Congress?

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.

With Pell Grants restored to people in prison, eyes turn to assuring quality

Congress recently lifted the ban on Pell Grant eligibility for people in prison. Advocates say their work isn’t over.

Viewpoint: Students getting short-term degrees deserve access to Pell Grants

As Northern Virginia Community College and all of the commonwealth’s community colleges seek to meet Virginia’s need for a highly skilled workforce, we call on the federal government to invest in students seeking short-term, industry-recognized credentials just as it does in those seeking traditional academic degrees.

How In-Prison Education Changed A Life

Phi Theta Kappa International President James Elliott found hope and a new life's mission through in-prison education. The Delaware Technical Community College Student is now working to bring awareness of Second Chance Pell Grants and in-prison education to all prisons in his home state.
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