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LAST CALL: Support continued funding for the East-West Center!

March 14, 2018

Please join us in requesting that the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee sustain its funding for the East-West Center (EWC). The EWC has historically been provided with $16.7 million. 

Support Funding for the Institute of Education Sciences in FY19 Appropriations – CLOSING TOMORROW, 3/14

March 14, 2018

Please join us in asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to appropriate $670 million for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Support Funding for the Student Aid Administration in FY19 Appropriations – CLOSING TOMORROW, 3/14

March 14, 2018

Please join us in asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to support the Student Aid Administration account at the U.S. Department of Education.

Support Funding for State Assessment Grants in FY19 Appropriations – CLOSING TOMORROW, 3/14

March 14, 2018

Please join us in asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to fully fund State Assessment Grants, which are authorized at $378 million in the bipartisan
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Support America’s Food Banks

March 14, 2018

We ask you join us in support of our nation’s food pantries and urge the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture to provide the funding levels mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill in Fiscal Year 2019.

CLOSING SOON: Support STEM Education in Defense Appropriations

March 14, 2018

Providing Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) education to America’s youth is critical to the global competitiveness of our nation.  We need to be committed to ensuring the United States remains competitive globally by strengthening the pipeline
of American graduates with degrees in STEM fields. We are asking the Defense Subcommittee to maintain or increase Department of Defense (DoD) STARBASE Program funding for Fiscal Year 2019.

CLOSING TODAY: Support continued funding for the East-West Center!

March 13, 2018

Please join us in requesting that the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee sustain its funding for the East-West Center (EWC). The EWC has historically been provided with $16.7 million. 

Support Campus-Based Aid Programs

March 13, 2018

We invite you to join us in expressing support for funding campus-based aid programs for qualified, low-income students.
The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), and Perkins Loans programs work together with Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans to provide low-income students a manageable balance of grants, loans and work to help pay for
college. The campus-based aid programs are the original federal partnerships in higher education. They were created as an incentive for institutions to partner with the federal government to support qualified low-income students going college. Current federal
investment generates more than $3 billion in grant, work and loan opportunities to ensure students can go to the college that is the best fit for them.
The Budget Control Act’s sequester and subsequent reductions have had a severely negative impact on SEOG and FWS and the programs have yet to be made whole again. Furthermore, the president’s budget outline calls for eliminating SEOG and severely reducing FWS,
which would be devastating for those trying the hardest to make it into the middle class. Our letter contains two program requests asking that SEOG and FWS be restored to their pre-sequester high-water marks of $779 million and $1.01 billion, respectively.
While the Perkins program is not discretionary, the letter includes language expressing support as part of the trio of campus-based aid programs. These programs have a targeted impact in various states and congressional districts around the country. To see
the impact of the campus-based aid at colleges in your district, we recommend the information provided by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities at

http://www.naicu.edu/special_initiatives/page/federal-student-aid-awarded-by-state-and-congressional-district.
To sign on, please contact Todd Sloves in Rep. Crowley’s office at
todd.sloves@mail.house.gov or 5-3965 or Jennifer Wood in Rep. Katko’s office at
Jennifer.Wood@mail.house.gov or 5-3701 by
Thursday, March 15. Thank you for your continued bipartisan support of federal student aid programs.
Sincerely,

CLOSING TOMORROW: Support Computer Science Education in FY19 Appropriations

March 13, 2018

We urge you to join us in supporting computer science education by requesting $250 million for new development grants to further computer science education; and robust funding for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research and Related Activities (R&RA)
and Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, and the FY2019 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.