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International Education

The Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs at the US Department of Education support development of national capacity for international understanding and foreign language education, including supporting National Research Centers, Area Overseas Research Centers, and related programs.

Current Funding Status

On July 14, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. The bill includes $7.1 million for Fulbright-Hays, which is the same as the FY16 enacted level and $4.9 million over the FY17 budget request. The bill also includes $65.1 million in Title VI funding, which is the same as the FY16 enacted level and the same as the FY17 budget request.

On June 9, 2016 the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. The bill includes a $4.89 million cut to Fulbright-Hays that would result in no new grant competitions in the next year. The reduction in funding represents a 69% cut compared to FY16 as enacted. The bill includes flat funding for Title VI. Learn more in an analysis from the National Humanities Alliance and see an alert to take action to oppose cuts to Fulbright-Hays and support international education.

On February 9, 2016, President Obama released his administration's FY17 budget. It proposes flat funding for HEA-Title VI, at $65.1 million, and a substantial cut to the Fulbright-Hays program, at $2.2 million.

On December 18, 2015, Congress approved an omnibus appropriations package  for FY16, H.R. 2029. The bill provides  $65.1 million for HEA-Title VI and $7.1 million for Fulbright-Hays, the same as FY15 levels and below the President’s FY16 request for $67.1 million and $9.1 million, respectively.

APSA Action

APSA is a member of the Coalition for International Education (CIE), which supports funding for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays.

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