TRACKING the Federal Budget & Appropriations IDEA Grants to States for FY 2023

This Balance Sheet will track the Federal budget and appropriations process for IDEA funds for FY 2023 which covers the period of October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023.

BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS: The first step in this process is the release of the President’s Budget Request, followed by activities of the Appropriations Committees in the Senate and the House of Representatives, formulations of Appropriations bills that are approved by the committees, then advance to full Senate and House, enactment of a conferenced appropriations bill that is signed into law by the President. For a more detailed explanation of the process, we recommend this piece by the National PTA: The Federal Appropriations and Budget Process

April 28, 2022: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before the Subcommittee of House Appropriations Committee at hearing on the Department of Education FY23 budget request. Watch here.

March 28, 2022: President’s FY 2023 Budget Request includes $17.7 billion for grants to states, a 14% increase over FY 2022, as follows:
– $16.3 billion for IDEA Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States (a 22% increase over regular FY 22 appropriation)
– $502.6 million for IDEA Part B Sec. 619 Grants to States (a 23% increase over regular FY 22 appropriation)
– $932.6 million for IDEA Part C Grants to States (a 89% increase over regular FY 22 appropriation)

The President’s FY 2023 Budget Request details are available here.

Also of interest:

IDEA Money Watch: Understanding IDEA Full Funding


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