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

This Balance Sheet tracks 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

July 28, 2022: Senate Appropriations Committee releases bill to fund the Dept. of Education. Bill provides funding for IDEA grants to states as follows:
– $15.9 billion for Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States ($940 million less than amount requested by President),
– $445 million for Part B Sec. 619 Grants to States (a $35 million increase over FY 22, $58 million less than President’s request of $502.6 million),
– $591.3 million for Part C Grants to States (a $95 million increase over FY 23, $341 million less that President’s request of $932 million)
Committee report is available here

See table below for comparison of President’s budget request, House and Senate Appropriations committee bills.

June 30, 2022: House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passes bill to fund the Dept. of Education, including substantial increases for IDEA grants to states as follows:
– $16.3 billion for Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States (same amount requested by President),
– $439.6 million for Part B Sec. 619 Grants to States (a $30 million increase over FY 22, $63 million less than President’s request of $502.6 million),
– $621.3 million for Part C Grants to States (a $125 million increase over FY 23, $310.7 million less that President’s request of $932 million)
Committee report is available here

June 7, 2022: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before the Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee at hearing on the Department of Education FY23 budget request. Watch here.

May 26, 2022: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before the House Appropriations Full Committee at hearing on the Department of Education FY23 budget request. Watch here.

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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