LEARN Comments on IES FY23 Grant Competitions Announcement

LEARN submitted comments to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee regarding the Institute of Education Sciences (IES’s) Federal Register notice on May 26, 2022, regarding the decision not to run certain National Center for Education Research (NCER) grant competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2023. In the letter, LEARN noted the negative impact this decision will have on the nation’s education infrastructure and emphasized the importance of increased Federal investments for IES in FY 2023 to allow the agency to provide grant opportunities more consistently to the field.

The letter can be accessed here: LEARN Letter to Appropriators and Authorizers on Grant Competitions 7.1.2022

LEARN Submits Testimony to House LHHS Regarding Federal Invesments

On Thursday, May 26, LEARN submitted testimony to the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) regarding Federal investment for key agencies and programs supporting education research, including the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In his testimony, LEARN Chair Rick Ginsberg of the University of Kansas expressed his appreciation for the increased funding for IES and NIH in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget and throughout emphasized how additional investments in FY 2023 will lead to improved experiences and outcomes for schools, teachers and students.

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

The Senate testimony can be found here: LEARN FY23 LHHS Written Testimony Ginsberg 5.26.22