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
The Presidential Budget request once again proposed cutting all funding for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs. The House legislation proposes a substantial increase for for both programs. Under the House bill, Title VI would receive $80.4 million, a 24 percent increase over FY19. Fulbright-Hays would receive $8.73 million, a 19 percent increase over FY19. The Senate's legislation holds flat funding for both Title VI and Fulbright-Hays. Both programs sustained a 43 percent reduction in FY2011 and have not been restored to previous levels since.
In October, Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee introduced a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization bill. The legislation, if enacted, would increase the authorization level for Title VI programs to $125 million.
International Education Appropriations Committees