Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022

This Balance Sheet will track the Federal appropriations process for IDEA for FY 2022 which begins on October 1, 2021.

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.

See also:

IDEA Money Watch: Understanding IDEA Full Funding

National PTA: The Federal Appropriations and Budget Process

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