President Signs FY 2022 BudgetAfter passing three continuing resolutions, Congress was finally able to come to an agreement on a $1.5 trillion FY 2022 budget to fund the federal government for the next six months until October. The omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed by President Biden earlier this week on Tuesday, includes $76.4 billion for the U.S. Department of Education which is an overall increase of $2.9 billion. This includes $17.5 billion for Title 1 Grants to Local Education Agencies, a $1 billion increase which is the largest in over a decade. It also includes a more than $400 million increase in funding for the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Grants. IASB has advocated in the past and continues to advocate for full funding of IDEA. The $400 million increase is appreciated but still nowhere near full funding of the program.
For a more detailed breakdown of the elements included in the federal education budget see the two congressional staff analyses below:
House Committee on Appropriations: Analysis
Senate Committee on Appropriations: Analysis