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Sep 29, 2011
On September 29th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee released the Draft Fiscal Year 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill. The bill includes funding for programs within the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and other related agencies.
Though the proposed legislation would increase funding for Title I grants to districts for education for disadvantaged children by $1 billion, and special education by $1.2 billion, programs on the chopping block include Obama Administration initiatives such as the Race to the Top competition, Investing in Innovation Fund, Promise Neighborhoods, and School Improvement Grant. All of these initiatives provide funding for arts education and their elimination, together with other cuts proposed in the bill, could mean a $27.2 million cut to federal arts education funding.
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