The U.S. Department of Education has released detailed funding tables highlighting each state’s allocation for IDEA and other federally funded education programs for fiscal years 2012-2014.
- IDEA Part B: Grants to School-Aged Children will receive $11.5 billion to states in 2014 compared to the $10.9 billion received in 2013, a 4.5% increase;
- IDEA Part B: Preschool Grants will receive the same amount as in 2013;
- IDEA Part C: Grants for Infants and Families will receive $438 million to states in 2014 compared to the $420 million received in 2013; a 4.5% increase.
This increase in funding for IDEA Part B and IDEA Part C is due to Congress reversing nearly all of the impact of sequestration. Click here to view the state tables organized by program.
While CEC was pleased that Congress took steps to reverse sequestration, which cut over $600 million from special education programs, IDEA is still not fully funded.
Join CEC in urging President Obama to increase funding for IDEA in his FY 2015 budget proposal by asking your Representative to Sign the IDEA Full Funding Letter. Go to CEC’s Legislative Action Center and send your lawmaker a letter now!