What the “Huge Hike” in ESSA Block Grant Funding Really Means

What the “Huge Hike” in ESSA Block Grant Funding Really Means

March 22, 2018

Education Weeks Alyson Klein reports that the massive spending bill signed into law on March 23 will provide more than a billion dollars to ESSA’s Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (a.k.a. Title IV of the law). This is an increase from $400 million in fiscal year 2017, meaning “the program would get nearly three times as much money as it is receiving currently, and would make Title IV one of the largest federal K-12 programs.”