Thursday, December 14, 2006

Federal Funding Update Regarding EETT

Upon conclusion of the 109th Congress last week, incoming House and Senate Appropriations leaders announced that they will likely pass a year-long Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY07. This is good news for the Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT) program because it secures a minimum of $272 million for the upcoming year. Although this is not a “done deal” at this moment, it seems very likely to be accomplished by the new Congress in early January 2007.

Additionally, the CR included an interesting twist - the CR will not include Congressional earmarks. The dollars associated with such funding streams may provide additional resources that could flow into line-item programs, like EETT and other education programs.