Other Advocacy Resources

This section contains legislative fact sheets and summaries, ACCT's position letters to Congress and the Administration, and more.

Fact Sheets and Summaries

Fact sheets, summaries, and infographics 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.

College Promise Resources

The College Promise movement aims to make two years of community college education as universally available to all Americans as K-12 education.

Successful Advocacy

Before you plan a visit with your members of Congress, be sure to prepare to the make best use of their time and yours using the information on this page.

Pell Grants

Each year, the Pell Grant program enables more than three million community college students with financial need to pay for tuition, books, transportation, and living expenses. The Pell Grant remains a valuable investment in a better-educated workforce, higher wages, and a stronger economy.

Cohort Default Rates

Community colleges are concerned about student loan default and are already actively working to help students be successful in repaying their loans. This page helps to explain the default metric, its limitation and impact for community colleges, and potential federal policy changes.

Law E-Alerts Blog Archive

Read through past Latest Action in Washington legislative e-alerts.

Public Policy Contacts

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Advocacy

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.