Resources to Support FY 2011 - 2012 Budget Advocacy
Congress must act to complete a spending bill for FY 2011. Congress should include an additional $681 million in funding for CCDBG and an additional $840 million for Head Start in FY 2011. Increased funding for these programs would provide more dollars to allow children access to early care and education options that enable parents to work and prepare children for school. Between now and March 4, we are asking advocates across the country to contact their members of Congress, write op-eds, and develop relationships with new allies, such as local business leaders. The resources on this page, from CLASP and partner organizations, provide information that can help make the case on the importance of child care and early education.
- CLASP's custom fact sheets contain state-specific information on child care and Head Start funding, children served in these programs, child poverty rates, and more data.
- NWLC has state fact sheets on the use of ARRA child care dollars and state child care subsidy policies.
- NHSA has fact sheets on the use of ARRA Head Start dollars.
- CLASP has state profiles on child care subsidy spending and participation and Head Start participation.
- CLASP has data on children living in poor and low-income families.
Budget and Appropriations information:
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has resources about the budget process and the potential impact of budget proposals on families, states, and localities.
- The Early Care and Education Consortium has developed a kit for advocates that provides information on planning a early childhood site visit with members and staff.
- The FIrst FIve Years Fund has launched Our Head Start to share succesful stories of Head Start alumni.
- This presentation from CLASP provides an overview of the federal budget process for FY 2011 and 2012 and the political and economic context that may impact funding for early childhood programs.