Education, Workforce and Community Investment Task Force

The Education, Workforce and Community Investment Task Force has jurisdiction over a broad range of issue areas including: Labor and Workforce Development, Career and Technical Skills, PreK-12 Education, Postsecondary Education, Criminal Justice, Housing, and Agriculture.

Federal Priorities

  • Farm Bill Reauthorization, ensuring resiliency and rural revitalization
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Reauthorization and improving workforce training in postsecondary education
  • Ensure states and territories have adequate time and resources to spend remaining Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, especially for ongoing academic recovery efforts and upgrading school facilities
  • Support state and territory efforts to finance new housing, including workforce housing and housing for public sector employees (i.e., teachers, firefighters, agriculture inspectors, and law enforcement)
  • Support efforts to strengthen public safety and reduce recidivism 

Task Force Letter on FY 2025 Appropriations

Strategies to sustain and enhance agricultural prosperity

At the 2024 Winter Meeting Governor Brad Little and Governor Albert Bryan Jr. led an Education, Workforce, and Community Investment Task Force meeting to discuss strategies to sustain and enhance agricultural prosperity through provisions put forth in the Farm Bill with: Jennifer Lester Moffitt, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ted McKinney, CEO, NASDA.

Watch the Full Session

2024 Task Force

Governor Brad Little, Idaho – Co-Chair

Governor Albert Bryan, Virgin Islands – Co-Chair

NGA Staff