FY 2012 Appropriations for Department of Education STEM Programs

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Publication date: 
22 December 2011
Number: 
153

Congress  and the President have agreed on a final FY 2012 appropriations bill.  H.R. 2055 combines nine funding bills, and is  accompanied by House Report 112-331.  This 1,385 page report contains the bill  language and a second section with the appropriators’ recommendations. See page  1147 for the recommendations for the Department of Education.

The Administration proposed several  new programs that would benefit science, technology, engineering, and  mathematics teaching: 

Mathematics and Science Partnership

The Administration’s proposal to  replace the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) with a new program, “Effective  Teaching and Learning for a Complete Education: Science, Technology,  Engineering, and Mathematics program” (for which $206.1 million was requested)  was rejected. 

The FY 2011 appropriation for MSP  was $175.1 million   
  The FY 2012 appropriation for MSP is  $150.0 million, a decline of $25.1 million or 14.3 percent

Investing in Innovation Fund:

The FY 2012 Administration request  was $300.0 million   
The FY 2012 appropriation is $149.7  million

Teacher and Leader Pathways:

The FY 2012 Administration request  was $250.0 million  
The FY 2012 appropriation is zero

Advanced Research Projects Agency –  Education

The FY 2012 Administration was $90.0  million    
The FY 2012 appropriation is zero