Funding for RIF was not included in our nation’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget.
On July 27, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee approved $24.8 million in funding for Reading Is Fundamental for FY2011! Recently, the House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee also approved $24.8 million for RIF.
While this is a step forward, the bills must still be approved by the full Appropriations Committees in the coming weeks.
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