Diagrams: Sequester and Advance-Funded Programs

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As reported earlier this morning, the Department has issued clarifying guidance related to how advance-funded programs (including ESEA Title I, ESEA Title II, IDEA and Perkins) would be impacted by the sequester. 

The Department's letter clarifies--contrary to what we and others, including education funding coalitions and several state education departments, have been saying--that if the sequester is triggered, the cuts for the advance-funded programs will NOT occur in the 2012-13 school year. ALL sequester cuts will impact schools during the 2013-14 school year. The depth of the cut for the advance-funded programs would be equal to the percentage cut for all other non-exempt discretionary programs.

Exception: Impact Aid is a current-year funded program and as such would take the cut is the sequester takes place in the 2012-13 school year.

Our friends at CEF have provided quick charts that highlight how the sequester would work for these programs:


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