Restoration of CalWORKs Funding

Resolution Number
Mark Snowhite
Assigned to
Budget and Finance
Status Report

A System priority in budget negotiations with the Legislature, existing funding was protected.

Whereas, The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) program includes opportunities for those on welfare programs (such as TANF) to achieve self-sufficiency through a community college education that includes the development of workplace skills;

Whereas, The CalWORKs program, despite its limitations, has succeeded in helping many students become productive citizens; and

Whereas, State funds for CalWORKs services on community college campuses has been drastically reduced to the point where these services may be eliminated;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm resolution 5.06 S02 urging the Governor and Legislature to restore CalWORKs funding to the levels of the 2001-2002 budget; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with other interested groups to continue to highlight the value of the CalWORKs services provided by California community colleges. MSC Disposition: Board of Governors, Chancellor's Office, Local Senates