FY 2010 Budget Goes to President Obama for Signature
Posted on 12/11/2009
The Senate passed an end-of-the-year $1.1 trillion omnibus spending measure Sunday afternoon (12/13/09) by a vote of 57-35. The House of Representatives had previously passed the FY10 federal budget for the Fiscal Year that started on Oct. 1, 2009. The budget process started in May when the President sent his budget proposal to Congress. The bill now goes back to the President for his signature.
The final budget figures are good news for adult education. Even Start will be level funded at $66 million and adult education will receive a $72 million funding increase. Of the increase, $46 million will be divided up among 18 states, including California, and the District of Columbia, which lost funding from 2003-2008 due to an administrative error in the funding formula. California's share will be $4,699,844.
The remaining $26 million will be distributed to all of the states according to the new ACS formula that the Office of Adult and Vocational Education is now using.
The FY11 budget proposal will go from the White House to Congress in early February.
More information is available on the US Department of Education Website. Select the "2010 Budget" link on the right side of the page.