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The president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget request to Congress could include significant cuts to federal funding for education. The annual request serves to outline of the Administration’s funding priorities for the coming fiscal year and could be used by Congress as a blueprint in crafting its appropriations bills. While funding FY 2017 remains unfinished, the Trump Administration initial FY 2018 budget framework (known as a “skinny budget”) is expected next week—with a more detailed plan to come in late spring.
The White House has indicated that it will request a $54 billion increase in defense spending for FY 2018. This increase would have to be offset with cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending, which comprises the funding for all domestic programs, including Perkins, HEA, WIOA and ESSA. That cut would amount to approximately 10 percent of all NDD spending, which would likely result in cuts to many domestic programs and cause a major setback in federal funding of education and job training. ACTE has joined with the NDD United coalition to urge greater funding for critical programs like Perkins. You can send a message to your Members of Congress in support of Perkins funding here.
Posted by Mitch Coppes on 03/06/2017 at 01:44 PM in Federal Funding | Permalink
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