Logo

Action Center


Tell Your Members of Congress to Support the IDEA Full Funding Act to Invest in Students with Disabilities
Did you know the promise by Congress in 1975 to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has never been met? Due to this, state and local governments have shouldered the additional costs of special education services. It's time to have Congress fulfill their pledge to support students with disabilities.

The IDEA Full Funding Act of 2021 (S.3213 and H.R.5984) was reintroduced on November 16th in the Senate by Senators Van Hollen (D-MD), Tester (D-MT), Hassan (D-NH), Casey (D-PA), Smith (D-MN), Hirono (D-HI), Reed (D-RI), Blumenthal (D-CT), Kaine (D-VA), Durbin (D-VA), Cardin (D-MD), Brown (D-OH), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Booker (D-NJ), Luján (D-NM), Warren (D-MA), Markey (D-MA), Baldwin (D-WI), Wyden (D-OR), Gillibrand (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Stabenow (D-MI), Padilla (D-CA), Menendez (D-NJ), and Klobuchar (D-MN), and in the House of Representatives by Reps. Huffman (D-CA-2), Thompson (R-PA-15), Schrader (D-OR-5), Katko (R-NY-24), Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), Neguse (D-CO-2), Phillips (D-MN-3), and McKinley (R-WV-1). 

This bill would require yearly increases to funding for IDEA programs so that the federal government reaches an annual appropriation of 40% of the cost of special education services in 10 years.  

TAKE ACTION

Use the form to tell your Members of Congress to support the IDEA Full Funding Act and ensure that schools have sufficient funding for special education!


 

    Subject
    Message Body
    Tweet
    Suggested Message
    Post
    Remaining: 0
  • Hide
    • Please call this number:

      Please do not close this window. You will need to come back to this window to enter your code.
      We just sent an email to ... containing a verification code.

      If you do not see the email within the next five minutes, please ensure you entered the correct email address and check your spam/junk mail folder.
      Enter Your Info