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FY22 Federal Spending Package Has Wins for Children and the Education System

By Communities In Schools | March 14, 2022

Communities In Schools® (CIS®), the national organization working to ensure every student, regardless of race, zip code, or history of marginalization has what they need to succeed in school and beyond, is grateful for the substantial increases in spending on many key programs in the FY 2022 federal spending package. 

We are encouraged to see Congress commit, in a bipartisan manner, to the well-being of children and the education system by continuing to increase funding for the Title I of ESEA, Title IV-A block grant, Full-Service Community Schools, and Community Project funding, as well as many other important programs that received increases. These programs give states and districts the flexibility to build plans that meet the unique needs of their communities, build on lessons learned, and expand access to critical programs that support the whole child.  

In particular, we commend these increases: 

  • Title I: $17.536 billion ($1 billion increase) 
  • Title II of ESEA: $2.17 billion ($27 million increase) 
  • Title III of ESEA: $831 million ($34 million increase) 
  • IDEA Part B: $13.343 billion ($406 million increase) 
  • 21st Century: $1.29 billion ($30 million increase) 
  • Student support and academic enrichment (Title IV-A): $1.28 million ($60 million increase) 
  • Pell: $400 increase to the maximum grantv 
  • CTE State Grants: $1.380 billion ($45 million increase) 
  • Full-Service Community Schools: $75 million ($45 million increase) 
  • TRIO: $1.14 billion ($40 million increase) 
  • GEAR UP: $378 million ($10 million increase) 

We thank Congress for understanding the importance of strong federal investments in these areas and ask that they continue to robustly support these programs not only as our nation recovers from the pandemic but that this type of investment sets the precedent for future spending. 

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