TRACKING the Federal Budget & Appropriations IDEA Grants to States for FY 2024

This Balance Sheet tracks the Federal budget and appropriations process for IDEA funds for FY 2024 which covers the period of October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024.

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 18, 2023: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before the Subcommittee of House Appropriations Committee at hearing on the Department of Education FY24 budget request. Watch it here.

March 9, 2023: President’s FY 2024 Budget Request includes $17.7 billion for grants to states, a 16.8% increase over FY 2023, as follows:
– $16.3 billion for IDEA Part B Sec. 611 Grants to States (a 14.6% increase over the FY 23 appropriation);
– $502.6 million for IDEA Part B Sec. 619 Grants to States (a 19.7% increase over FY 23 appropriation);
– $932.0 million for IDEA Part C Grants to States (a 72.6% increase over FY 23 appropriation).

The Budget estimates that 7.5 million children with disabilities (ages 3-21) will be served under IDEA Part B and 508,000 will be served under Part C (infants and toddlers) in 2024.

The President’s FY 2024 Budget Request details are available here.

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