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1 The Legislative Cycle: The Impact on Latino Students and Staff For Latina Leadership Network Whittier, CA March 10-11, 2006

2 State Legislation Gubernatorial Budget Proposal –Overall Positive Budget for Higher Education Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

3 Proposed CA Community Colleges Budget The Positives $148.8M for 3% enrollment growth $264.4M for 5.18% COLA $50M for Economic Development and Career Technical Education

4 Proposed CA Community Colleges Budget The Positives $500,000 for the California Partnership for Achieving Students Success $130M for equalization $491.7M from state bond funds for capital outlay projects

5 Proposed CSU Budget The Positives $54.4M to buy out scheduled fee increases $75.7M for 3% increase in basic budget support $57.7M for 2.5% enrollment growth $1.1M for Science and Math Teacher Initiative $234M for capital outlays projects

6 Proposed UC Budget The Positives $75M for buy out of scheduled fee increases $52M for 2.5% enrollment growth $80.5M for 3% basic budget increase $375,000 for Science and Math Teacher Initiative $340M for capital outlay projects

7 Proposed State Budget – The Negatives CSU would suffer $7M loss for Student Academic Preparation and Student Support Services Programs UC would suffer $17.3M loss for Student Academic Preparation and Education Programs

8 Proposed CSAC Budget

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10 Infrastructure Bond SB $5.4B Bond –$1.93B UC, $1.73B each for CSU/CCC $2.6B Bond –$1B UC, $800M each for CSU/CCC $3.7B Bond –$1.23B each for UC/CSU/CCC Senate Higher Education Committees recommendation is 45% CCC/30% CSU/25% UC

11 The California DREAM Act (SB 160) Senate Bill SB 160 by Senator Cedillo would allow AB 540 students to apply for, and participate in, state financial assistance to the extent the federal law permits

12 College Opportunity Act of 2006 (SB 1709) Direct the Governor to convene a State of College Opportunity meeting every two years through 2015 Family notification of college opportunities Improve K-12 and community college coordination

13 College Opportunity Act of 2006 (SB 1709) Require a 10-year enrollment plan for the entire education system Decrease costs per graduate by 10% by focusing on increasing completion rates Call on the state to develop a decade- long financing plan for California higher education

14 Financial Aid AB 1315 Liu Cal Grant B Awards – Cal Grant B Award would be $1,551 –Beginning with , the maximum award for access costs would be increased until the amount equals at least 20% of the access costs

15 Federal Legislation Current Presidential Budget Proposal Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

16 Presidential Budget Proposal

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18 Presidential Budget- New Programs Academic Competitiveness Grants –$850 million Advancing America Through Foreign Language Partnerships - $24 million Community-Based Job Training Grants –$150 million

19 Other Legislation DREAM Act –S 2075 DREAM Act (Sen. Durbin, IL) Student Adjustment Act –HR 1684 (108 th Congress) McCain-Kennedy Bill –S1033 The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act

20 Other Legislation SMART Grants (Senator Frist) –Will provide Pell Grant eligible students: $4,000 grants per year for maintaining a 3.0 GPA and majoring in math, science, engineering, technology or foreign languages critical to national security during their third and fourth years of college.

21 Other Legislation Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2005 –HR 921 (Rep. Randy Forbes, VA) – 2/17/05 –S 432 (Sen. George Allen, VA) – 2/17/05 –$250M Appropriation

22 Where We Hope To Go Title V Request for 2007 Additional Appropriations Request for 2007 The Farm Bill Strengthen K-20 Pipeline HACU Requests

23 HACU Title V Request for 2007 Title V Appropriations for Undergraduate Support for HSIs - $175M First Time Legislation and Funding for Graduate Education Under Title V - $20M Remove 50% Low-Income Requirement from HSI Definition and Eliminate Two-Year Wait Out

24 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 USDA – Request $20M for HSIs under Title VII of the Farm Bill, $25M under Title X DOD - $15M for R&D, testing and evaluation infrastructure, $5M for faculty development US Dept. of Energy - $10M for the Western Hemisphere Energy Cooperation

25 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 HUD - $12M for HUD HSI Assisting Communities Program; $5M to reinstate HUD HSI Work-Study Program DHHS - $20M for HSIs for the National Institutes of Health

26 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 NASA - $10M to elevate Proyecto Access to a nationwide program. NSF - $20M for HSIs for research, curriculum, and infrastructure development

27 The Farm Bill The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 is set to expire in 2007 and must be renewed. Seek to increase funds for HSIs to conduct R&D, expand infrastructure, curriculum and outreach capacity. Seek to expand funding in other parts of Farm Bill

28 Strengthen K-20 Pipeline – 2007 Requests $442.2M for Migrant Education Program $44.85M for Drop Out Prevention $42.1M for High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program (HEP-CAMP) $325M for GEAR UP $900M for TRIO

29 Contact Information Western Regional Office 915 L Street, Suite 1425 Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) Fax: (916)


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