Issue Brief 15-15
May 11, 2015

Lawmakers in the House and the Senate are considering legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which has not been successfully revisited since the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; P.L. 107-110) expired in 2007. To better understand the implications of the proposals, this Issue Brief describes the funding authorized by NCLB. Table 1 is a matrix that lists each grant program in the law, its fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding level and formula components. Table 2 provides a 50-state summary estimate of all ESEA programs included in the FFIS database, along with relevant population data from the Census Bureau. Subscribers to the FFIS database have access to a supplementary Excel file with more detailed information on each of the 20 programs included in the Table 2 figures.