Summary of State Appropriations for Education
The following file contains a summary of the funding levels for the state education appropriations in the enacted 2023-24 fiscal year budget.
2023-24 Enacted Summary of State Education Appropriations (Excel)
Basic Education Funding
The enacted 2023-24 fiscal year budget includes $7,872,444,000 for the Basic Education Funding appropriation. This amount is a $792,365,000 (10.07%) increase over the 2022-23 fiscal year appropriation. The enacted budget includes:
- Increase of $567,365,000 in the student-weighted distribution formula ($7,872,444,000) to continue sustained investment in school districts.
- As required by the Pennsylvania Public School Code, $225,000,000 for those school districts that received the Level-Up Supplement in 2022-23 will be added to the Base BEF in 2023-24.
2023-24 Estimated Basic Education Funding (Excel)
2022-23 Final Basic Education Funding (Excel) Updated June 2, 2023
Special Education Funding
The enacted 2023-24 fiscal year budget includes $1,386,815,000 for the Special Education appropriation. This amount is a $50,000,000 increase (3.74%) over the 2022-23 fiscal year appropriation.
For the Special Education Funding component, new dollars after the 2013-2014 fiscal year total approximately $336,600,000.
2023-24 Estimated Special Education Funding (Excel)
2022-23 Final Special Education Funding (Excel) Updated June 2, 2023
The enacted 2023-24 fiscal year Special Education appropriation also includes funding of approximately $102,679,165 for the following components, per Pennsylvania School Code: 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 enacted 2023-24 fiscal year budget includes $295,500,000 for the Ready to Learn Block Grant.
2023-24 Ready to Learn Block Grant (Excel)
Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy
Please note that all FY 2023-24 amounts below and in the Excel file are based on the Governor's Proposed Budget released in March 2023.
The 2023-24 proposed Budget includes approximately $80,341,000 for the Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy.
Read the narrative description and estimated allocations.