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California College Promise Innovation Grant Program (AB1741)

Updated December 2016

This postsecondary education initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) supports community colleges through grants for establishing or expanding regional programs to address college preparedness, attendance, and graduation. Programs are developed in partnership with California school districts and public postsecondary universities.

Grants made by this program seek to increase the number of students in a region who are prepared for and attend college directly from high school, and to increase the percentage who graduate from college. Funded programs also intend to reduce and eliminate achievement gaps for students from groups underrepresented in postsecondary education, and leverage existing sources of local and state funding to better align efforts to improve student success.  

Funding for FY 2016-17 was $15 million.

Resources: Legislation (AB1741)

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This guided pathway initiative includes intra-institutional course alignment to help students stay on track to program completion. Building these pathways within programs that offer certificates, diplomas, and degrees with labor market value while partnering with local workforce development boards and industry leaders can strengthen participants’ employment prospects.

Using shared performance accountability metrics between educations and workforce development partners could drive co-investment. Additionally, including integrated education and training, work-based learning, and other educational innovations could motivate students and accelerate learning.

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