October 28, 2021
Contact: Melissa Villarin
Office: 916-327-5365
Office E-mail: mvillarin@cccco.edu

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Acting Chancellor Daisy Gonzales issued the following statement on the revised spending framework:

“We applaud the Biden administration's revised framework for investing in children, higher education and combating climate change. These priorities are good for California and good for community colleges, who will lead the way in workforce training to support universal pre-kindergarten, child care expansions, clean energy technology and other measures. Students will benefit from increased Pell Grant awards, which will also be made available for undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status. Though it is not included in the current proposal, we will actively support future efforts to make the first two years of community college free.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.