During his 2008 campaign, Barack Obama promised to "provide grants for students seeking college level credit at community colleges if their school does not provide those resources."
In 2010, we ranked this promise Stalled. We wanted to see if anything had happened since then.
At the time of the last promise update, Congress was working on passing the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. It passed the House, but never passed the Senate.
Obama also proposed "America's College Promise" in 2015, which would have made two years at a community college free for "responsible students." But the proposal didn't receive any funding in 2016.
Community colleges did receive an extra $2 billion total during 2011-14 fiscal years from the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. But nothing replaced that funding after that money ran out.
In addition, the 2008-09 school year saw $19.8 million worth of awards Pell Grant awards. Funding peaked in the 2010-11 school year at $39 million, and then fell to $30.3 million in the 2014-15 school year (which is the most recent data available).
A Pell Grant is government-provided money to help students pay for college.
All told, funding did increase, but did not maintain its peak levels. We rate this promise a Compromise.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to clarify it from an article about a related promise.