Final 2004 Budget for Education

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The Senate on Jan. 22 approved an omnibus spending package that contains the final Department of Education budget for fiscal 2004, which began last October. The House passed the measure in December, and it now goes to President Bush, who has said he will sign it. Here are spending highlights for selected programs:

Program Fiscal '03
President's Fiscal
'04 request
'04 Final
Title 1 $11.69 billion $12.35 billion $12.34 billion
Special education state
8.87 billion 9.53 billion 10.07 billion
21st Century Community
Learning Centers
994 million 600 million 999 million
Reading First 994 million 1.05 billion 1.02 billion
Teacher- quality state
2.93 billion 2.85 billion 2.93 billion
Rural education 168 million 0 168 million
English- language
684 million 665 million 681 million
Pell grants 11.36 billion 12.72 billion 12.01 billion
Total Department of
Education discretionary
$53.11 billion $53.14 billion

$55.66 billion

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

Vol. 23, Issue 20, Page 26

Published in Print: January 28, 2004, as Final 2004 Budget for Education
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