H.R.1878: IDEA Full Funding Act


The IDEA Full Funding Act (H.R. 1878) would dramatically increase funding for grant programs to assist states in providing specialized education and related services to children with disabilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA committed the federal government to pay 40 percent of the average per-pupil special education expenditure. However, Congress has consistently fallen short of this benchmark when appropriating funds to this grant program, which is currently only funded at 15 percent. This bill would ramp up funding over the next decade in order to hit the 40 percent benchmark by 2028.

S. 866 is the Senate companion bill.

Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

March 26, 2019


House Education and Labor Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled