Federal Advocacy

It is more important than ever for California community college stakeholders to be engaged in advocacy efforts at the federal level to ensure our colleges can continue to offer quality public education to California students. The League has identified several critical federal advocacy issues and developed supplemental documents to assist you in advocating for California's community colleges. 

Food for Thought Act

The Community College League of California & the Affordability, Food & Housing Access Taskforce are proud to be joining Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) co-sponsoring the Food for Thought Act of 2019 (H.R. 4065), which would create a demonstration program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) within USDA making grants available to community colleges to provide free meals, including snacks, to eligible food-insecure students.

Fact Sheet

Board Resolution

Talking Points

The 2019 Federal Talking Points is a resource to assist you in your advocacy efforts on capitol hill. Click on the link below to download this year's talking points. For questions please contact Lizette Navarette at lizette@ccleague.org

2019 Federal Talking Points


Understanding the True Cost of College Act

On April 23, 2019, a diverse coalition of 39 organizations including the League expressed support for Understanding the True Cost of College Act. The coalition letter sent to the Congressional offices can be found here.

Community College National Legislative Summit

Every year the California Community College Delegation attends the National Legislative Summit to advocate for California's community colleges on the national level. Please consider joining us next year:

National Legislative Summit
Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. 
February 9-12, 2020
Hosted by The Association of Community College Trustees

Supporting Undocumented Students

Resources to help your undocumented students.

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Federal Grant Opportunities

Federal grant opportunities for your community college.

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