The application for the 2014 – 2015 ACC Program will open on Monday (August 4th) at 10:00 am EDT.  Before you apply to attend the ACC program, please check your calendars to ensure that you may attend all 3 workshops which are required to graduate from the ACC Program.  The dates for the 2014-2015 ACC program sessions will be:


October 16-17, 2014  

January 15-16, 2015         

April 23-24, 2015    


In order to apply, you must be a CCC graduate.  The tuition fee for the ACC Program is $450, which covers the cost of all three sessions as well as dinner on Thursday night, breakfast on Friday morning, and lunch on Friday afternoon (as well as drinks and snacks while you are with us).  Outside of the $450 registration fee, the only additional expenses will be the cost for the hotel on Thursday night and travel to and from the UF-Hilton.  We will be offering scholarships for the ACC Program registration fee, these scholarships are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  We have 8 Small County scholarships available for counties with populations under 75,000 (limit 2 per county) and 3 Vivian Alarcon scholarships for counties with populations over 75,000 (limit 1 per county).  The earlier you apply for the program and request a scholarship, the more likely you are to get a scholarship! 

UF/IFAS Extension is once again the sole sponsor of this program which means that all of the ACC courses will be held in Alachua County at the UF-Hilton.  Each class will begin on Thursday afternoon around 12:30 pm and will end on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  This allows most commissioners time to travel the morning of the class and avoid the additional fee of another hotel night.  The hotel room rate is $134 plus taxes a night for each of the three course dates.

To submit your application for the ACC program, login to your portal on the FAC website on Monday, August 4th at 10:00 am EDT.  Submitting your application should only take a few moments.  This class will be limited to 30 participants, and it will fill up quickly, so you will want to get your application submitted as soon as possible on the morning of August 4th.