Ensure Great Public Schools for Every Child
President Obama’s recently released budget proposal for FY2015 includes a 1.9 percent increase for education from the FY2014 level recently passed by Congress. In addition, the budget requests a fully paid for, $56 billion Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative over and above the FY15 funding levels. Split evenly between defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD) funding, and to be funded with a proposed balanced package of spending cuts and closed tax loopholes, the additional $28 billion for NDD would help ease the damage of sequestration, as well as provide funding for other priorities such as early childhood education. The President’s budget also calls for ending sequester in FY2016 and beyond. Check out the tables below for more information.
- U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Funding ( PDF, 137 KB, 1 pg.)
- U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Funding (excluding Federal Pell Grants) ( PDF, 138 KB, 1 pg.)