Bill Number: HF868
Title: Education Budget (House Version)

INCREASES: Adds funding for Department of Blind by $528,723 (including funding for another Independent Living teacher); Rural Primary Care Loan Repayment by $300,000 ($1,724,502); Future Ready Iowa Last Dollar Scholar by $10 million ($23,004,744); Tuition Grants by $1,192,587 ($48.9 million); Early Childhood Iowa (school ready grants) by $250,000 ($22,912,799); Jobs for America's Graduates by $1.4 million ($4.1 million); Reading Research Center by $250,000 ($1.5 million); AEA children's mental heath training by $1 million ($3.1 million); community colleges by $6 million ($214.7 million); vocational rehabilitation by $300,000 to increase federal match ($5,996,328); Iowa School for the Deaf by $242,332 ($10.8 million); and education services for blind and visually impaired by $101,993 ($4.5 million). NO CHANGE: Level funding for Health Care Loan Repayment Program ($250,000), DMU Health Care Professional Recruitment Program ($400,973), State Library ($2,532,594), Enrich Iowa/Libraries ($2,464,823), Best Buddies Iowa ($25,000), Independent Living ($84,823), Centers for Independent Living ($86,457), and Entrepreneurs with Disabilities ($138,506). No change in allocations for Skilled Workforce Fund for adult literacy ($5.5 million), ACE infrastructure ($6 million), PACE regional sectors ($5 million), gap tuition assistance ($2 million), work-based networks ($1.5 million), and outcome reporting ($200,000). NEW FUNDING: Adds new funds after the passage of legislation last year for the therapeutic classroom incentives ($1,626,075), classroom environment training ($500,000), and therapeutic classrooom transportation ($500,000).

Status: House Floor
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Last Modified: 04/17/2021