Workforce Grants

Workforce Grants

Prop 301 is now a part of Workforce Grants. Workforce Grants include Prop 301 and Prop 207 and is coordinated at the District under three distribution areas (Employees, see internal link):

  • Faculty
  • Operations
  • Innovation & Support

Prop 301

With the passage of Proposition 301 in the November 2000 general election, the Arizona state Department of Revenue started collecting an additional 0.6% sales tax, dedicating the increased revenues to public education which is set to expire at the end of 2020. For more info, please see AZ Statute 15-1472.

Prop 301 generates over $640 million dollars annually, with about $500 million going to K-12 education. Here’s a breakdown of where the money went in 2016 (source: Joint Legislative Budget Committee):

  • K-12: $500M
  • State Universities: $69.6M
  • Community Colleges: $18.2M
  • Tax credit for low-income households: $25M

Funds for Community Colleges are intended to support Workforce Development.

Proposition 301 is an Arizona State Grant.

Prop 207

In November 2020, voters approved the Smart and safe Arizona fund which is the 16% excise tax on cannabis sales, as well as license fees, application fees and renewal fees, private donations and interest earned on those monies. 33 percent goes to community college districs for the purposes of investing in and providing workforce development programs, job training, career and technical education, and science, technology, engineering and math programs. Please see Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 36-2856.

Grant Administrator

The MCC Workforce Grants Administrator is: Dean Michael Voss.