House Appropriations Subcommittee Unveils Fiscal Year 2023 Education Department Funding Proposal
This week, the House Appropriations Committee unveiled their Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies (Labor-H). The proposed bill would increase Education Department funding by $10.3 billion, bringing discretionary funding levels to $86.7 billion. The bill provides an additional $3 billion in funding for Title I schools and increases funding for special education by over 20%, putting the grants to states program on the first step of a glidepath to full funding, fulfilling CEC’s largest appropriations request. The proposal also provides $1 billion to hire mental health and child development support staff in schools. The bill was approved by the Appropriations Committee’s Labor-H Subcommittee on Thursday. Few additional details about special education and additional education funding are currently known, as the line-by-line details of the proposal, called the “Committee Report,” are typically released during the full Appropriations Committee consideration, which is slated for next Thursday.
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