State and Local Update
Advocacy matters, and here are a few highlights of positive advocacy work:
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate appropriations committee proposed maintaining the current Javits education grant program funding at $12 million. The U.S. House of Representatives education appropriations subcommittee proposed $4.4 billion in new funding for the United States Department of Education, and it included a $2 million increase in funding ($14 million) for the Javits gifted education program.
Please continue to work with your Federal legislators to encourage them to support Javits funding in the final bicameral appropriations bill at the $14 million level proposed by the House.