LEARN wrote the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittees overseeing funding for the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Additionally, LEARN submitted a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House and Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittees on the National Science Foundation (NSF). In these letters, LEARN advocated for increases in Fiscal Year 2023 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 Overall: $815 million
For Research and Dissemination (RD&D): $225 million
For the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER): $70 million
For the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): $2.02 billion
For the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): $2.57 billion
For the National Science Foundation (NSF) Overall: $11 billion
For the Directorate on STEM Education (EDU): 1.37 billion
For the Directorate on Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP): Robust Funding
The letter regarding IES, NICHD and NIMH funding can be accessed here: FY23 LEARN Appropriations Letter . The letter pertaining to NSF funding can be accessed here: FY23 LEARN CJS Appropriations Letter.