Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-171

EDU 171

Community College SUCCESS Fund

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Velis, Eldridge, Lesser, Hinds, O'Connor, Gomez, Cronin, Timilty, Crighton, Collins and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-4000, by adding at the end thereof, the following new item:

"7100-4002 For Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services (SUCCESS) grants to community colleges to provide wraparound supports and services to improve outcomes for their most vulnerable populations including, but not limited to, low-income, first-generation, minority, and disabled students and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students; provided, that funds shall be disbursed based on a formula and criteria developed in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges; provided further, that eligible wraparound support activities shall include, but not be limited to, peer mentors, academic skills workshops, field trips to 4-year schools, and targeted academic, career, transfer, and scholarship advising; provided further, that not later than April 1, 2022, the department shall report to the joint committee on higher education and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the progress made on implementing and funding this program, including any regulations, guidelines, or criteria used to distribute the funds, and on the final distribution of funds to campuses; prior appropriations continued.................................... $14,000,000”.