Coalition Letter | June 11, 2021

Critical Cal Grant Investments Requested in Final 2021-22 California State Budget Agreement

Coalition letter from over 20 diverse organizations respectfully urging Governor Newsom and legislative leadership to include the legislative budget committees’ historic investments in Cal Grants in the final 2021-22 California budget agreement by (1) removing age and time out of high school barriers to entitlement awards and (2) increasing access awards for low-income students’ non-tuition costs. These crucial investments will help ensure that under-resourced students’ higher education success is not curtailed by unaffordable costs and burdensome debt, both of which the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to exacerbate.