FY 12 House Appropriations

October 10, 2011  |  No Comments  |  by Broddy  |  Charts and Factsheets

FY 12 House Appropriations: The text of and accompanying tables for the DRAFT House version of the FY 12 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill were released today: Appropriations Committee Releases the Draft Fiscal Year 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services Funding Bill.

To see CEF’s comparison chart click here.

The bill text is at: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/FY_2012_Final_LHHSE.pdf

The detailed funding table is at: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/FY12LH_Detail_SC_10_Rev_with_comparable.pdf

It is not clear whether the Subcommittee will hold a markup.

Rep. DeLauro issued a response, critical of the bill, which has many policy riders. See: DELAURO RESPONDS TO REHBERG DRAFT OF LABOR, HEALTH AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Overall, the bill reduces funding for ED by $2.378 billion (-3.3%). Note that the Committee table is not totally comparable to ED’s tables.

Six programs are increased (the only one of these increased by the Senate was Indian ED):

  • Title I grants to LEAS = +$1 billion (+6.9%)
  • Impact Aid Basic Support Payments = +$35 million (+3.1%)
  • Rural Education = +$25.5 million (+14.6%)
  • Indian Education = +$5 million (+3.9%)
  • IDEA Part B State grants = +$1.223 billion (+10.7%)
  • Regional Education Labs = +$12.1 million (+21.1%)

31 programs are eliminated

  • School Improvement Grants = -$534.6 million
  • High School Graduation Initiative = -$48.9 million
  • Mathematics and Science Partnerships = -$175.1 million
  • Foreign Language Assistance = -$26.9 million – also eliminated in Senate bill
  • Race to the Top = -$698.6 million
  • Investing in Innovation Fund = -$149.7 million
  • Teaching of Traditional American History = -$45.9 million
  • School Leadership = -$29.2 million
  • Arts in Education = -$27.4 million
  • Excellence in economic education = -$1.4 million – also eliminated in Senate bill
  • FIE programs of national Significance = -$12 million
  • Ready-to-Learn television = -$27.2 million
  • Advanced Placement = -$43.3 million
  • Promise Neighborhoods = -$29.9 million
  • Alcohol Abuse Reduction = -$6.9 million – also eliminated in Senate bill
  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling = -$52.4 million
  • Carol M. White Physical Education Program = -$78.8 million
  • Civic Education = -$1.2 million – also eliminated in Senate bill
  • Special Olympics Education programs = -$8.1 million
  • Vocational rehabilitation Demonstration and Training programs = – $6.5 million
  • Vocational rehabilitation Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers = -$1.9 million
  • Strengthening Predominantly Black Institutions = -$9.6 million
  • Strengthening Asian American Pacific Islander Institutions = -$3.2 million
  • Strengthening Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions = -$13.4 million
  • Strengthening Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions = -$3.2 million
  • Strengthening Tribal Colleges = -$26.8 million
  • International Education and Foreign Language Overseas Programs =
    -$7.5 million
  • Institute for International Public Policy = -$1.6 million
  • Fund for the Improvement of Postsec. Ed. (FIPSE) = -$18.6 million
  • Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual = -$11 million
  • Javits Fellowships = -$8.1 million

Nine programs are cut:

  • Title I Evaluation = -$3.2 million (-38.7%)
  • State Grants for Improving Teacher Quality = -$24.7 million (-1%)
  • Education for Native Hawaiians = -$14.2 million (-41.6%)
  • Alaska Native Education Equity = -$6.2 million (-18.8%)
  • Comprehensive Centers = -$43.2 million (-84.4%)
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools National Programs = -$54.2 million (-45.5%)
  • Pell Grants = -$2.303 billion (-10.0%), but maintains the $5,550 maximum award. Note there are several amendments to the HEA concerning Pell grants included the bill that result in this cost reduction.  See below.
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions = -$87 million (-83.3%)
  • Strengthening Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) =-$85 million
    (-35.9%)

Higher Education Policy Changes:

Sec. 307: Policy rider blocking implementation of the Gainful Employment regulations published on October 29, 2010 and June 13, 2011.

Sec. 308: Blocks implementation/enforcement of the regulation relating to State authorization and defining “credit Hour”.

Sec. 309:  Makes numerous changes to Pell grant eligibility which result in reduced cost for the program, including:

  • Eliminating eligibility for less-than half-time students
  • Restricting eligibility to receive a minimum Pell grant
  • Lowering the period of time for total Pell eligibility from 18 semesters to 12 semesters
  • Changing the income protection allowances
  • Lowering the family income that results in an automatic Zero Expected Family Contribution
  • Changing the definition of untaxed income
  • Eliminating students who are not high school graduates from receiving a Pell grant.
  • All of those changes take effect on July 12, 2012

Other programs

  • In HHS, Head Start is increased by $540 million
  • In DOL, job training programs are severely cut, including the elimination of the $125 million Workforce Innovation Fund
  • All National and Community Service programs are eliminated, including AmeriCorps. Total cut  = $-474 million
  • The Institute of Museum And Library Services is cut by $11 million (-4.6%)

 

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