GFOA worked with practitioners, researchers, and other education finance experts to identify best practices in community college budgeting. These best practices aim to leverage the budget process to align resources to student outcomes.
As part of this initiative, several community colleges nationwide were selected as pilots to help develop and to test these best practices. The pilots began utilizing the best practices to develop their 2014-2015 budgets. GFOA is incorporating these best practices in the award criteria for a new budget program specific for community colleges. The inaugural Award for Best Practices in Community College Budgeting Program will be available for budgets with fiscal years beginning in calendar year 2017.
For additional information or questions on the project, please contact Matt Bubness, Senior Manager.