The Community College Facility
Coalition (CCFC) is a statewide
coalition composed of community
college districts, facility planners,
architects, developers, financial
institutions, attorneys and consultants.
This diversity of membership
enhances CCFC's effectiveness and
credibility when lobbying the
Legislature and Administration for
Community College facility issues.
Membership in CCFC provides you with
education, resources, and networking
opportunities to help meet your facility
Our major purpose is to advocate for
adequate State and local revenues for
facility construction and to provide
comprehensive information regarding
community college construction and
funding issues. CCFC is actively involved
in discussions regarding the future of the
state capital outlay program. Our highest
- Increasing the funding level provided
for community college capital outlay.
- Modifying the approval process to
permit quicker approval and
construction of needed facilities.
- Providing information to districts
regarding changes and new
requirements in the approval
- Identifying alternative funding sources
for community college facilities.
- Supporting legislation for a majority
vote approval of local bonds.
It is our aim to include as many colleges as possible as members of the Coalition, as well as those business entities which are involved in the community college facility process. With the membership of college presidents, facilities specialists and business entities, we believe a formidable alliance can be forged.
CCFC has been in the vanguard of the
statewide bond campaign efforts since the
formation of the Coalition. The CCFC
Board of Directors has established a
fundraising goal for the community
colleges based on $1 per FTES, which, if
successful, would generate in excess of
$1 million for the next bond
campaign. CCFC has effectively advocated for an appropriate funding
allocation, with community colleges
receiving 40% of the higher education
funds in Propositions 47 and 55, and
almost 50% in Proposition 1D. It is critical
that community colleges be included and
adequately funded in future bond
The Coalition has an important role to play
to enable community colleges to meet the
demands for postsecondary education in
the State. Your active participation in the
Coalition is essential to the viability of the
organization and the success of our
The Coalition holds an annual meeting in the fall, and meets periodically during regular meetings of the Community College League of California (CCLC) in order to minimize travel costs for community college personnel.
From a handful of community college presidents in the spring of 1993, a substantial organization of 128 members has been formed. At the present time we have a membership of 57 community college districts (out of a possible 72) and approximately the same number of private sector companies.
We believe membership in this Coalition is important to your facility program.