President Trump's proposed education budget would eliminate all funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichments (SSAE) grant program (Title IV, Part A), a federal program that helps school districts provide a well-rounded education by funding school-based mental health programs, school counseling programs, and drug and violence prevention programs.
The SSAE program received its first appropriation last year.
For the current budget year, SSAE received $400 million to sustain school districts nationwide. Compared to the need for such programs, this is merely a drop in the bucket. The American Counseling Association is concerned about the administration’s proposal, and we have urged Congress to reject the President’s budget and fund SSAE at its authorized level of $1.65 billon.
ACA’s First Budget Briefing: Dept. of Education Cuts & Impact on School Counselors
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 pm ET
Join us to:
-Gain a better understanding of the road ahead for funding of school counseling programs.
-Hear expert analysis of the budget process and the need to invest in school counseling (and education in general).
-Understand how the same budget process, timeline, and concerns apply to other federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Click here to sign up for this free webinar. Deadline is Thursday, May 25 at 3:00 pm ET.
NOTE: If you can't make this date/time, once registered, you will still be able to access the webinar for up to 20 days on demand. Details will be included with registration.