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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2021
The three pandemic relief bills passed by Congress since March 2020 collectively provide about $75 billion for U.S. colleges--as well as the students they serve. The legislation has brought three waves of funding to community colleges, known as Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) I, HEERF II, and HEERF III. Colleges must spend a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Aid
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
In recent years and especially over the past 12 months, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest after the death of George Floyd, community colleges have been making efforts to view and rethink their missions through an equity lens. These efforts have included turning this prism toward institutional operations like student services, human…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Minority Group Students, Adult Students
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
States are coordinating with two-year institutions on workforce programming for unemployed or underemployed residents. Reskilling residents is especially vital for states that endured historic unemployment rates as a result of COVID-19-related layoffs. Nationally, the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) is making…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Program Implementation, Grants
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Community colleges were on the long list of beneficiaries when the federal government in March passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Given the length of the list, however, the money only stretched so far, and two-year colleges have been creative and judicious about how they spent their allocations. To begin with,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid