Perkins Funding Maintained in Final Budget
January 5, 2016
By Mark Riso, PHCC Director of Government Relations
Before adjourning for recess for the holidays, Congress passed (and the President signed) a federal budget that will carry through FY 2016. In the budget, the Perkins Basic State Grant program received level funding, ensuring it will continue for another year. At a time when education programs have been cut or reduced, Perkins was able to keep its current funding levels without any decrease. PHCC National will continue to fight for increased funding for Perkins as discussions are underway to education lawmakers on the many great success stories of the career opportunities offered in the p-h-c industry.