Information regarding the latest advocacy efforts of the CCCEOPSA


AB 490 (EOPS/CARE Funding Restoration Bill)

This bill seeks to restore funding to the EOPS and CARE programs which were cut by 40 percent in the 2008-2009 fiscal year.  Since that time, EOPS has only received partial restoration of funding and CARE has not been restored at all.  It is vital that everyone associated with EOPS and CARE reach out to as many legislators as possible and gain their commitment to support AB 490.

AB 490 Summary (pdf)

AB 490 Analysis by Assembly Higher Education Committee (pdf)

AB 490 Bill Text
President Gonzalez AB 490 Support Request Letter (pdf)
AB 490 Support Letter Template (word)
AB 490 Co-author Request (pdf)

Key Legislative Committees

California State Assembly Committee on Budget

California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations

California State Assembly Sub Committee 2 on Education Finance

California State Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee

California State Senate Appropriations Committee

California State Senate Subcommittee 1 on Education














Which are the most important meetings for me to attend? All of the meetings listed below are extremely important, so please make a commitment to attend at least one and bring students with you. We must count on each other to come through. It is not up to one person to bring a bus load of students and staff. If we all make a commitment to attend we can fill a room very easily. PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT YOUR ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE THE ONLY ONES TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM’S EOPS/CARE STUDENTS. As soon as you select a date that you plan to attend please send an email to to confirm your participation.

Critical Meetings:



Assembly Higher Education Committee

1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 126 (sometimes there is a last-minute room change; a notice will be placed on Room 126 if the meeting is moved.)



Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education State Capitol, Room 3191

9:30 am or at the close of session

** The start time of this hearing can be delayed by several hours; once the hearing starts, minimum three hours (one of the smallest rooms in the Capitol; very hard to get a seat)