Budget Brief 21-21
August 19, 2021

Before leaving for its August recess, the House of Representatives passed a “minibus” fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill that encompasses seven individual bills (H.R. 4502). Among them is the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education bill, which provides the lion’s share of discretionary funding for state grant programs. The Senate has yet to act on this bill.

This brief summarizes House funding for selected grant programs in the Department of Education (ED). It also highlights actions proposed by the House that comport with or depart from the president’s proposed budget.  

Notably, the president’s proposals summarized on the tables in this brief reflect only discretionary funding. The president’s budget included several proposals to provide mandatory funding for a host of new and existing programs. Mandatory proposals will be considered as part of the reconciliation process, which is distinct from the regular appropriations process (see Budget Brief 21-07).