FY23 Appropriations Update

June 23, 2022

While we may have thought it was enough to be monitoring 2 SCOTUS cases, the Title IX regulations, the Keep Kids Fed Act and the Safer Communities Act, Congress is all about being busy ahead of the July 4 recess. The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee released its FY23 appropriations bill ahead of today’s mark up. We are only going to highlight too take aways here, as it is very early in the process and numbers are subject to change. This is a place holder in the annual appropriations process, and we need to see how the Senate mark compares, if either of the packages are bipartisan (unlikely) and how the two proposals are reconciled to a final place that can garner the votes necessary to get over the finish line.

So what do you need to know for today? 

  • The bill provides a big increase for ED, but less than the even larger increase the President requested.
  • It provides $86.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Education, which is $1.6 billion less than the President’s request and $11.3 billion (15%) above the net level provided for FY 2022 (it is $10.3 billion above the gross level provided for FY 2022, but that total included a $1.0 billion rescission of previously appropriated Pell Grant funding).  
  • Program Highlights (subject to change and update)
    • $3 billion increase for Title I
    • $100 m increase for Title II
    • $75 million increase for Title IV
    • $933 m increase for school based mental health services grants/ mental health services professional demonstration grants 
    • $2.95 billion increase for IDEA Part B
    • $45 million increase for CTE state grants
    • No increase to rural education