FY 2022 Appropriations Discussions Continue with Continuing Resolution Advanced Through March 11

February 2022

Nearly half a year into FY 2022, Congress advanced an additional short-term continuing resolution (CR) to be able to complete the appropriations process for FY 2022. Funding for federal agencies has remained at FY 2021 levels since the beginning of FY 2022 on October 1. The most recent CR extends this level of funding through March 11.

The additional CR provides time for appropriators to fill in funding after an agreement on a framework by House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX), and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL).

As Congress seeks to wrap up FY 2022 appropriations bills, AERA continues to highlight priorities for agencies that support education research in final legislation, including:

  • The Senate-proposed amount of $814 million for the Institute of Education Sciences
  • The House amount of $9.634 billion for the National Science Foundation
  • The Friends of NICHD request of $1.7 billion for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • The Census Project request of at least $1.44 billion for the Census Bureau to be provided in House legislation

The president’s budget request, House legislation, and Senate Democratic proposals included significant increases for education research and data. The full proposals are detailed in a 2021 October Highlights story.

The delay in advancing a final FY 2022 appropriations package has also delayed the release of the Biden administration’s FY 2023 budget request. It is expected that the budget request will be released shortly after President Biden gives his State of the Union address on March 1.