American Rescue Plan Funds at Work for Education Research
September 8, 2021
In February 2021, FABBS joined the Friends of IES to send a letter to Congress requesting supplemental funding for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We listed specific areas in which funding was most necessary, including creating a school pulse survey, investing in special education research, and investing in Regional Education Laboratories to strengthen the connection between research and practice.
IES Director Markread more
Federal Budget Process Shows Promising Signs for Research Funding
July 15, 2021
While attention in Congress remains focused on major infrastructure spending proposals, the annual appropriations process continues to move forward, with encouraging signs for federal research investment. On July 13, the House Appropriations Subcommittees considered spending bills that include the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The full Committee meets to consider the legislation on Julyread more
Biden’s Budget Release – Federal Funding Implications for Social, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences
On Friday, May 28th, President Biden released his long-awaited fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request to Congress, expanding on and adding details to an outline released in early April. The budget reflects the administration’s commitment to increase federal investment in research and development across agencies.
Members of Congress are fond of reminding the public of their ‘power of the purse.’ Nonetheless, the President’s budget request isread more
American Rescue Plan Heads to the President’s Desk
On Wednesday, March 10, the House passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, to incorporate amendments added by the Senate last week. The bill now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature, successfully meeting the March 14 deadline, when expanded unemployment benefits will run dry.
Of note for FABBS members, the bill includes $600 million for the National Science Foundation to fund new and existing research to respond to COVID-19, and $100 million forread more