Biden administration releases FY 2023 budget proposal, increases afterschool funding

Biden administration releases FY 2023 budget proposal, increases afterschool funding

Today the Biden administration released its FY 2023 discretionary budget request, coming just weeks after Congress finished work on the much delayed FY 2022 spending bill. With regard to afterschool and summer learning support, the proposal asks for a $21 million increase for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), which would mean $1.31 billion in funding for local afterschool and summer learning programs. The proposed budget also once again includes historic funding levels requested for full-service community schools and Title I, which provides funding to high poverty schools. The full budget proposal now heads to Congress where the FY 2023 appropriations process is just beginning.

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