LEARN wrote the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Leadership Members overseeing the COVID relief funding. In the letter, LEARN recognizes the efforts to mitigate the impacts of this pandemic and provide financial relief to many through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It also acknowledges the significant COVID-19 related financial pressures are impacting and unfortunately jeopardizing Institution of Education Sciences (IES) funded research. As a result, LEARN requested $75 million in supplemental appropriations to support research programs under IES that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
You can access the letter here: LEARN Supplemental Funding Request Letter 4.21.20
LEARN wrote the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees overseeing funding for the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In these letters, LEARN advocated for increases in Fiscal Year 2021 funding for these key institutes, centers and foundations which support critical education research aimed at advancing scientific understanding of learning and development.
Specific funding requests in the letters include:
For IES, Research and Dissemination, $210 million
For NCSER, $61 million
For NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate, $1.010 billion
For NICHD, $1.67 billion
For NIHM, $2.19 billion
The letter regarding IES, NCSER, NICHD and NIMH funding can be accessed here: FY2021 LEARN Appropriations Letter. The letter pertaining to NSF funding can be accessed here: FY2021 LEARN CJS Appropriations Letter.