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Highlights from the President's FY 2018 Budget Request: Dept. of Education

May 26, 2017

Unless otherwise noted, all FY 2018 figures are from the department’s budget justification, and all FY 2017 figures are from committee reports for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.

The president’s proposed FY 2018 budget would provide $976.9 million in total funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) within the U.S. Department of Education, a $148.1 million (13.2 percent) decrease. National CTE programs would receive $27.4 million in the proposed budget, a $20 million (270.3 percent) increase. State grant-based CTE programs would receive $949.5 million in FY 2018, a $168.1 million (15 percent) decrease. 

Funding for notable programs such as Pell Grants ($22.4 billion) and Minority Science and Engineering Improvement ($9.6 million) would not see their funding levels change from the FY 2017 enacted budget.

The president’s proposed FY 2018 budget would eliminate the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which had previously received $1.2 billion in the FY 2017 enacted budget. 

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