ICCTA, Presidents Council support Gov's FY24 budget proposal

ICCTA/PC joint statement on FY24 budget

ICCTA and the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents have come out strongly in support of Gov. JB Pritzker's Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal. The request includes one of the largest operating budget increases (7%) for Illinois community colleges in more than two decades.

The Governor's budget proposal would also increase the state’s Monetary Award Program funding by $100 million -- another big step towards ensuring higher education is affordable for students in communities across Illinois, a crucial strategy in the state’s strategic plan for higher education.

“The Illinois Community College Trustees Association thanks Governor Pritzker for not only seeing the value of Illinois community colleges but also boosting investment to reach even more students and give them opportunities that may have previously been out of reach, said ICCTA executive director Jim Reed. "The $100 million proposed funding increase for the state’s Monetary Award Program would make community college free to nearly all Illinois residents at or below the median income level.”

Click HERE to read the ICCTA/PC joint statement

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 #CCLiftUp for equity and diversity

Systemic discrimination and unjust racial disparities continue to plague our country. Those of us who work tirelessly for good through our community colleges and what they represent stand united against the base instincts of others who seek to divide, denigrate, and subjugate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other differences.

The best way to give hope to those who have been victimized is to share what you are doing at your college and in your community to uplift people of color and those who are under-represented. We invite you to submit your #CCLiftUp stories to ICCTA at [email protected], and we will share them with our ICCTA community.

Read ICCTA's #CCLiftUp statement