The method for funding federal programs can seem extremely convoluted to the casual observer. This brief guide is designed for non-experts as an overview of the federal budget and appropriations process and terminology.
May 1, 2019
A House appropriations subcommittee has approved a bill that would increase spending for the Education Department by $4.4 billion for FY 2020, matching requests made by the higher education community in March.
March 18, 2019
Letter from the Student Aid Alliance to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, asking that the statutory budget caps for FY 2020 and FY 2021 be substantially increased to avoid deep cuts to nondefense discretionary spending.
March 11, 2019
ACE President Ted Mitchell released a statement on the White House's proposed FY 2020 budget urging Congress to reject cuts and continue trend of increasing funding for student aid and biomedical research.
President Trump today delivered his first budget request under a divided government, and the proposed cuts to higher education and other domestic programs are expected to face strong resistance in Congress.
September 26, 2018
ACE President Ted Mitchell said that in the long term, very few steps are as likely to boost America’s economic growth and social progress more than investing in human capital and cutting-edge research.
September 17, 2018
Congress has reached an agreement on an appropriations package for FY 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, among other priorities for higher education.
Accessibility & disability issues; budget & appropriations; federal policy; federal student aid; legislative issues; privacy; technology; teacher preparation
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