The Community College of Allegheny County Local, County & State Government Relations & Special Projects office works closely with state and regional legislators and policy makers. As the institutional point of contact for the Allegheny County Executive, County Council members and their staffs, the office is responsible for monitoring and evaluating proposed ordinances and resolutions on the county level for potential impact to the college. The office maintains a presence in Allegheny County as well as in regional communities and regional public agencies.
Legislators and community members interested in learning more about CCAC's county government relations should contact the CCAC Local, County & State Government Relations & Special Projects office.
Charles T. Blocksidge, PhD
Local, County & State Government Relations & Special Projects
FireVEST Scholarship Program
The Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training (FireVEST) Scholarship program is a recruitment and retention initiative that provides scholarships to qualified Allegheny County volunteer fire fighters for an associate's degree or certificate at CCAC as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Applications are accepted twice a year, postmarked by May 15 for fall entry and by November 15 for spring entry.
Dislocated Worker Tuition Waiver Program
CCAC's Dislocated Worker Tuition Waiver Program (DWP) extends a waiver of tuition and fees to unemployed Allegheny County residents who were laid off through no fault of their own, but rather due to poor economic climate. Dislocated workers who meet the DWP entry requirements may take classes at CCAC toward the successful completion of one of the approved certificate programs for free tuition and fees only (no more than 36 credits within a 24-month period).
The Local, County & State Government Relations & Special Projects office monitors legislation on the county level that potentially impacts the college and communicates updates to internal and external stakeholders.
Learn about the Allegheny County Executive and members of the Allegheny County Council.