Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022

This Balance Sheet will track the Federal appropriations process for IDEA funds for FY 2022 which covers the period of October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022.

April 9, 2021: President’s Topline Budget Request includes the following:
– $15.5 billion for IDEA Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States (a 20% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation)
– $732 million for IDEA Part C Grants to States (a 52% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation)
Full topline budget request is available here.

May 5, 2021: U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittee hearing on President’s Topline Budget Request. View the hearing archive.

May 28, 2021: President’s full budget request includes the following:

– $15.5 billion for IDEA Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States (a 20% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation of $12.937 billion)

– $502.6 million for IDEA Part B Sec. 619 Grants to States for Preschool (a 26% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation of $397.6 million)

– $732 million for IDEA Part C Grants to States (a 52% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation of 481.8 million)

Full Dept. of Education FY 2022 Budget Request is available here.

June 16, 2021: U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies holds hearing on President’s Budget Request for FY 2022. View the hearing archive.

July 29,, 2021: U.S. House passes a package of seven 2022 appropriations bills – H.R. 4502 – which includes FY 2022 funding for the Dept. of Education. Funding for Special Education is $17.2 billion which is a 22% increase over FY 2021. Funding for grants to states includes:

– $15.5 billion for IDEA Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States (a 20% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation of $12.937 billion)

– $502.6 million for IDEA Part B Sec. 619 Grants to States for Preschool (a 26% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation of $397.6 million)

– $732 million for IDEA Part C Grants to States (a 52% increase over regular FY 21 appropriation of 481.8 million)

As of July 30, 2021, the U.S. Senate has not acted on any FY 2022 appropriations bills.

September 30, 2021: Congress voted to extend government funding through December 3 at current levels. This delays the start of the significant IDEA funding increases for FY 2022 contained in the President’s Budget and the House Appropriations bill as noted above.

October 18, 2021: The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Senate released its FY 22 bill to fund Labor-HHS-Education Departments. The bill provides the same funding levels for IDEA grants to states as contained in the House bill passed on July 29, 2021 (see above).

See also:

IDEA Money Watch: Understanding IDEA Full Funding

National PTA: The Federal Appropriations and Budget Process

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