What could the Build Back Better Act mean for afterschool and summer learning?
This week the House of Representatives finished work at the Committee level on the Build Back Better Act legislation that invests in programs that support human infrastructure and includes parts of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.
The bill is progressing on a partisan track using the budget reconciliation process. The legislation broadly focuses on housing, education, economic opportunity, climate, and health care. To move the process forward from the Budget Resolution passed in mid-August, each House authorizing committee was responsible for recommending specific changes to expenditures within their jurisdiction. A number of bills, which have now passed through their committees, included several components that could impact young people in afterschool and summer learning programs, as well as afterschool and summer learning providers.
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