2021 Community Colleges Legislative Priorities
Sustain programming to restore Iowa's economy
Increase State General Aid by 3% over the FY2021 appropriation to sustain fundamental programming for economic restoration.
Revive local economies with Workforce Training
Maintain local decision-making and ongoing funding of the Iowa Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund and New Jobs Training Programs. Support dedicated public and private funding opportunities for credentialed training partnerships.
Grant temporary local funding authority
Provide elected Community College Boards the governance flexibility to temporarily access local funding to offset unreimbursed pandemic funding losses.
As Iowa's Workforce Trainer, Community Colleges are prepared to get Iowa's economy back on track with tailored local programs
40,606 new jobs via 260E program agreements benefitted 551 Iowa businesses and 183,999 in Iowa Skilled Worker & Job Creation Fund program benefitted 2,488 Iowa businesses.
Nearly 83% of students stay in Iowa and Community Colleges deliver qualified workers in every region.
LSA State Funding Per Pupil
Regents Institutions: $10,770
Private Colleges: $4,460
Community Colleges $2,501
General Fund Revenue
|Tuition & Fees||14.2%||51.3%|