2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Direct Aid to Public Education

Item 137

Item 137 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Federal Education Assistance Programs (17900)$871,405,000$887,066,897
Federal Assistance to Local Education Programs (17901)FY2015 $871,405,000FY2016 $887,066,897
Fund Sources:  
Federal TrustFY2015 $871,405,000FY2016 $887,066,897

Authority: PL 107-110, PL 108-446, PL 105-332, PL 105-220, PL 105-220, Federal Code.

a. The appropriation to support payments to school divisions from federal program grant funds is contained in this Item.

b. The Department of Education will encourage localities to apply for Medicaid reimbursements for eligible special education expenditures which will help to increase available state and local funding for other educational activities and expenditures.

c. It is the intent of the General Assembly that in any fiscal year when revenues received or budgeted by the Commonwealth, applicable to any public education program, which were derived from a federally funded grant or program and subsequently realize a decrease in such funding levels, that the Commonwealth will not supplant any of the decreased federal funding received or budgeted with any general fund revenues from the Commonwealth.