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The National Priorities Project

The National Priorities Project provides information on NCLB funding. For the chart of numbers, go to the url below.

NOTE: The Local Partner Network includes over 100 local advocacy, organizing and policy groups from across the nation which support the mission of the National Priorities Project. This network is part of NPP's effort to create opportunities for grassroots organizations and coalitions to work together towards making the federal government more responsive to community needs.

No Child Left Behind

Congress authorized the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to be funded at $36.7 billion for fiscal year 2006 for the elementary and secondary education programs included in the legislation. Under the President's budget request, NCLB programs would only be funded at the level of $23.6 billion, indicating underfunding for the programs of $13.1 billion. However, these programs would increase by almost 3% over the current year's levels (FY2005) after taking inflation into account. The table [at the url ] below indicates the level of funding for each state for FY2006, the nominal increase, and the real cut or increase. It also shows how much each state should receive under the legislation and how much each state is underfunded - by 55%.*

— The National Priorities Project



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