Tell Congress to increase Title I and IDEA in final funding bill

House and Senate negotiators continue to seek agreement on a final funding bill for fiscal 2020 by Dec. 20, when the latest stopgap measure expires. Educators are pushing for significant increases in funding for Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), similar to the increases approved by the House in H.R. 2740 earlier this year.

The House bill includes a $1 billion increase for Title I, which provides extra financial assistance for school districts with large numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families, and a $1 billion increase for IDEA. The pending Senate education appropriations bill provides no additional funding for either program.

Please tell your senators and representatives in Washington to match the House increases for Title I and IDEA in any final funding bill.