U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee proposes 13% increase for K-12 in FY 2023 (July 31, 2022)

On July 28, 2022, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee proposed a 13% increase for K-12 in fiscal year (FY) 2023. The proposed spending plan includes $20.1 billion for Title I grants and $15.3 billion for special education grants. Also included in the FY 2023 bill is $12 billion for Head Start. As per the plan, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) would receive $49 billion for federal K-12 education programs, which is an increase of about $5.5 billion, or 13%, over FY 2022.

All proposed amounts are at lower levels than a House Appropriations Committee plan and President Biden’s request

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