Whether through Pell Grants, institutional aid, or workforce development programs, the federal government has a significant impact on community colleges. The Association of Community College Trustees strongly believes that civic action is an important part of working for community colleges. To that end, the Advocacy section of this website is designed to help trustees become better informed about what is happening in Washington, gain knowledge as how to be the best advocate, and take action on behalf of their institutions. If you can't find what you need here, don't hesitate to contact us.
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ACCT Now is the go-to resource for issues affecting community colleges. In addition to reporting and research, you’ll have access to of-the-moment legislative updates.

Legislative Priorities and Issue Areas

Each year, ACCT and AACC establish joint community college federal legislative priorities that represent our members' interests. Additionally, ACCT provides information on key issue areas of interest to community colleges.

Action Center

The ACCT Advocacy Action Center is a one-stop shop for community college supporters seeking to message their elected officials, respond to relevant regulation comment requests, and reach out to local media.

Advocacy Toolkits

ACCT's comprehensive toolkits are used by community college trustees, presidents and other leading advocates to advance federal- and state-level advocacy efforts.

Fact Sheets and Summaries

Fact sheets and summaries of federal legislation or regulations impacting community colleges.

Letters to Congress & the Administration

ACCT expresses the organization’s view on pending legislation and regulations and the potential effects on community colleges.

Student Loan Forgiveness Resources

In August, President Biden revealed the Administration's three-part plan for student loan debt forgiveness: