Assembly Bill (AB) 1741 (Rodriguez) was signed into law in September of 2016 by Governor Brown establishing the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program. This provides financial support to districts interested in implementing new or expanding existing College Promise programs. Generally speaking, College Promise programs are partnerships which align local K-12 school districts, community colleges, and public university segments to provide clear pathways for students to follow in order to achieve their educational goals. In addition, a successful program should also improve college readiness, access, and the overall success of its participants.
The 2016-17 Budget appropriated one-time funding in the amount of $15 million, to be distributed by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office, to applicants selected to participate in the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program.