Secretary Pedro A. Rivera’s 2018-19 Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee
Secretary Pedro A. Rivera’s 2018-19 Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee
Summary of State
Appropriations for Education
The following file
contains a summary the Department of Education appropriation funding levels in
the 2018-19 enacted budget.
The 2018-19 enacted budget
includes $6,095,079,000 for the 2018-19 Basic Education Funding
appropriation. This amount is a $100,000,000 increase (1.7 percent) over
the 2017-18 appropriation.
New dollars after the 2014-2015 fiscal year, totaling approximately
$538,700,000, will be distributed based on the formula recommended by the Basic
Education Funding Commission and enacted by the General Assembly in Act 35 of
2016.2018-19 Enacted Basic Education Funding
The 2018-19 enacted budget includes $1,136,815,000 for the 2018-19 Special Education appropriation.
This amount is a $15,000,000 increase
(1.3 percent) over the 2017-18 appropriation.
New dollars after the 2013-2014 fiscal year, totaling approximately $102,850,000,
will be distributed based on categories of support for students with
The 2018-19 Special
Education appropriation also includes funding of approximately $86,000,000 for
the following components: Special Education Contingency Fund,
Core Services funding to intermediate units, Institutionalized Children's
Program funding, special education for wards of state students and special
education for students placed out of state.
Ready to Learn Block Grant
The 2018-19 enacted budget contains
$268,000,000 for the Ready to Learn Block Grant an increase of $18,000,000
over 2017-18 appropriation. The
spreadsheet posted below contains allocations based on the original $250,000,000. Allocations for the additional $18,000,000
will be determined at a later date.
Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy