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  1. HACU Western Regional OfficeCalifornia Focus Groups

  2. Federal Legislation • Title V Request for 2007 • Additional Appropriations Request for 2007 • Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Other Legislation • DREAM Act • S 2075 DREAM Act (Sen. Durbin, IL) • McCain-Kennedy Bill • S1033  The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act

  8. 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.

  9. State Legislation • Gubernatorial Budget Proposal • Overall Positive Budget for Higher Education • Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Infrastructure BondSB 1164 • 2006 - $5.4B Bond • $1.93B UC, $1.73B each for CSU/CCC • 2010 - $2.6B Bond • $1B UC, $800M each for CSU/CCC • 2012 - $3.7B Bond • $1.23B each for UC/CSU/CCC • Senate Higher Education Committee’s recommendation is 45% CCC/30% CSU/25% UC

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Financial Aid • AB 1315 Liu • Cal Grant Award would equal 20% of access costs • AB 2813 De La Torre • Cal Grant B Initial Year Awards • Increase Age Limitation • Increase number of competitive grants • AB 358 Liu • Cal Grants for students attending independent schools

  20. Member Survey Results and Discussion

  21. Member Survey Results and Discussion • Academic Preparation • K-12: English &Math/AP/A-G Requirements • Academic Preparation in Colleges/Universities • Vocational Education • Teacher Preparation

  22. Member Survey Results and Discussion • Articulation • Perceptions among the 3 public segments on how well articulation is working • Ideas on areas for improvement in the transfer system

  23. Member Survey Results and Discussion • Public Awareness Campaign • Message • Partners

  24. Contact Information Western Regional Office 915 L Street, Suite 1425 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 442-0392 Fax: (916) 446-4028