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President Biden Releases Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal

Screenshot from President Biden's March 11, 2024 FY25 resentation on education funding

On Monday, President Biden released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget proposal for federal agencies. The budget reflects discretionary spending restrictions enacted in June through the Fiscal Responsibility Act, a bill that caps FY 2025 spending at just one percent more than the FY 2023 level. Operating within that limitation, Biden’s U.S. Department of Education budget offers a few, modest increases while extending most education programs at current spending levels. Specifically for the programs CEC advocates for:

  • IDEA Part B grants to states would receive $14.4 billion, a $200 million increase
  • IDEA Part B preschool grants would receive $425 million, a $5 million increase
  • IDEA Part C infants and toddlers grants would receive $545 million, a $5 million increase
  • IDEA Part D personnel preparation would receive $125 million, a $10 million increase
  • Javits gifted and talented education grants would receive $16.5 million, level-funding
  • National Center for Special Education Research would receive $64.3 million, level funding

The budget also proposes a new $8 billion investment, Academic Acceleration and Achievement Grants, which would “assist States and school districts to rapidly improve outcomes for underserved students” through attendance and engagement, high-quality tutoring, and an expansion of summer and afterschool learning. Of the proposal, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona remarked, “Through this budget, the President prioritizes fiscal responsibility while making bold strides to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps.” The budget proposal is non-binding, and Congress may take it into consideration as they draft their spending bills for Fiscal Year 2025.

To view the budget proposal, go here.

Posted:  15 March, 2024

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