Congressional leaders have agreed on a federal budget deal. This is a Continuing Resolution (CR) until September. The following is a quick glance at information from the DNC breakdown of what is contained in the agreement.
- $9.3 billion for Head Start, which is $85 million more than the 2016 enacted level and $57 million less than the house bill.
- $250 million for Preschool Development Grants, which is the same as the 2016 enacted level and the house bill.
- $15.5 billion for Title I Grants to local educational agencies, which is $100 million more than the 2016 enacted level and the house bill. The amount for Title I includes $450 million for school improvement grants, which is now consolidated within the Title I grants program.
- $12 billion for Special Education state grants (IDEA), which is $90 million more than the 2016 enacted level and $410 million less than the house bill.
- $950 million for TRIO, which is $50 million more than the 2016
- · $400 million for the new Student Support Academic Enrichment Grants program authorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which is an increase of $122 million over the total for the consolidated programs in 2016 and $600 million less than the house bill.
More information will be forthcoming as we get a chance to go through the items in the budget.