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Senate Rejects Proposal to Block Grant TRIO, Moves Path Forward for SSS Grant Competition

September 19, 2019

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (“LHHS”) Appropriations bill for FY2020. As expected, the Senate bill recommended level-funding TRIO at $1.06 billion.

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House Subcommittee Makes Historic Investment in TRIO!

April 29, 2019

On Monday evening, the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (“LHHS”) Appropriations released its FY 2020 bill in advance of Tuesday afternoon’s “markup” of the bill.

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TRIO Projects Granted 4.5% Increase for 2019-2020; STEM Initiative Extended to Talent Search Projects

April 29, 2019

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Education issued Grant Award Notifications (GANs) to TRIO Upward Bound projects for the 2019-2020 program year The GANs reflected a 4.5% increase in each project’s base funding.

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Trump Administration Slashes Funding and Proposes Consolidation of TRIO and GEAR UP in FY2020 Budget

March 11, 2019

On March 11, 2019, the White House released the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to Congress. This budget request reflects the Administration’s spending priorities for the 2020-2021 program year.

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ED Continues to Undermine Congressional Intent and Erode TRIO Quality

August 29, 2018

As you know, Congress provided a 6% funding increase to the Federal TRIO programs for the 2018-19 program year.

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House and Senate Take Steps to Advance TRIO in FY 2019 Appropriations Bills

July 3, 2018

June was a busy month on Capitol Hill. First, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education ("LHHS") Appropriations Subcommittee approved its FY 2019 bill, which provides a $50 million or 5% increase to TRIO funding during the 2019-2020 program year.

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TRIO Funding Cracks $1 Billion Threshold!

March 23, 2018

On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion FY18 omnibus appropriations bill into law. This legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 256-157 and passed the Senate by a vote of 65-32 guarantees a $60 million funding increase for Federal TRIO Programs for a total appropriation of $1.01 billion — the high watermark in the history TRIO!

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Trump Proposes Eliminating TRIO and GEAR UP for State Formula Grant Program

February 12, 2018

On February 12, 2018, the White House released the Trump Administration's Fiscal Year 2019 budget request to Congress.

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Congress Kills Threat to Student Support, Hikes Funding

September 19, 2017

The week of September 10, TRIO Champion Tom Cole (R-OK) led a bipartisan coalition that included TRIO Caucus Co-Chair and Alumna Gwen Moore (D-WI) in speaking out against the "Jason Lewis CTE Amendment."

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House Appropriations Committee Approves $60 Million Funding Increase for FY 2017

July 14, 2016

We recently learned that the U.S. Department of Education is behind schedule with respect to grant announcements for Talent Search and will be unable to meet the expectation laid out in the FY 16 Omnibus Appropriation bill that all Talent Search and EOC grants be announced by July 31.

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ED Proposes to Cut TRIO by $20 Million; COE Proposes $80 Million Increase [FY 2015]

February 9, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, President Obama released his final budget request to Congress. In the proposal, the Administration not only requests overall level funding for TRIO, but also reduces the funding allocation for virtually all of the individual TRIO programs in order to reserve $20 million to fund a "TRIO Demonstration Initiative."

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