Thursday, December 20, 2007

EETT Funded at $267 Million in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Yesterday, the House and Senate passed an Omnibus appropriations bill that will go to the President for his signature. This bill did include a 1.747% cut of all educational programs across the board, and several programs were eliminated, including Title V. Funding for EETT is $267 million. (If this cut sounds familiar, it is because two years ago, a similar amount was reduced from all educaitonal program to help support the costs in Iraq.) What this means to Connecticut is a decrease from the present $2.2M to approximately $1.9M.