President Biden is scheduled to announce his budget proposal for federal fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023) late this afternoon. We will provide details of the plan relating to K-12 education as soon as we have them.
We are informed that, under the President’s plan, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) will $88.3 billion in discretionary funding, which is a $12.9 billion (17%) increase over the 2022 net enacted level.
The USED’s own budget summary document is posted here. (Please note: The USED is working to update its tables to reflect the enacted FY 2022 level; the FY 2022 levels in this document reflect the continuing resolution that was in effect until earlier this month and not the FY 2022 levels just signed into law by the President.)
UPDATE: As noted, the budget request was developed and published shortly before Congress enacted final full-year funding for the previous federal fiscal year (FY22). Because of this timing, several funding requests in the budget proposal fall below total funding provided by Congress last month. USED has termed these “artificial cuts” and reiterated that the agency supports enacted FY22 funding levels. The full FY23 USED budget summary can be found here and more detailed justifications for individual requests can be found here.
The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee has already scheduled a hearing on the FY 2023 budget request for Thursday, March 31, at 9:00 am Central Time.