AASA Joins 37 National Organizations in Letter Prioritizing IDEA Funding in FY23

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AASA Joins 37 National Organizations in Letter Prioritizing IDEA Funding in FY23

AASA is proud to co-chair the IDEA Full Funding Coalition. This week AASA joined nearly three dozen national organizations in calling on Congress to fund IDEA Part B at $16.2 billion for FY23. As Congress resumes its work on the final FY23 appropriations package, it is imperative they act to honor their long standing—yet chronically underfunded—commitment to IDEA. Read the letter here

 

Federal Funding Update

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Federal Funding Update

On Friday, September 30, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the government at FY22 levels until December 16—avoiding a government shutdown that would’ve occurred at midnight.

In addition to funding the government, the package includes $12 billion in emergency military and economic funding to Ukraine in response to its war against Russia, $1 billion in low-income family heating assistance, $20 million for the Jackson, Mississippi water crisis, $2.5 billion for communities impacted by natural disasters and more than $112 million for federal court security.

The temporary funding package buys time for congressional negotiations on a broader, long-term government spending deal for FY23. 

Spread the Word About the Expanded Child Tax Credit

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Spread the Word About the Expanded Child Tax Credit

 There's still time for schools to help families claim the expanded CTC, which provides up to $3,600 per child. Recent data shows the CTC's significant role in reducing poverty and helping families meet their children's basic needs. Unfortunately, many kids are still at risk of missing out on these funds. This is an urgent time to spread the word among families, because they have until November 15th to easily claim this money on their own online at  GetCTC.org. While families can continue to claim these tax credits after November 15th, they'll need to file full tax returns to do so. 

Your district can help spread the word before November 15th, by sending text messages, emails, and/or flyers to families. Find these ready-to-use resources in 10 languages here. For full outreach resource toolkits, check out this outreach website

Want to learn more? On Thursday, October 13th at 2 pm ET, join the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Code for America, Coalition on Human Needs, and Partnership for America's Children for a refresher on how to help families claim the 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) before simplified filing closes on November 15th, and to hear exciting new information on the launch of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) feature on GetCTC.org. All registrants will receive the recording and resources.  Register here.