2019-20 State Budget Priorities

Putting Kids First in the State Budget

Smart investments in Pennsylvania’s children will benefit the entire Commonwealth. In our advocacy work, we are requesting legislators prioritize these investments in the final 2019-20 state budget:

  • $50 million increase for pre-k funding, which would serve an additional 5,500 kids
  • $50 million increase for child care
  • $5 million increase for home visiting, which would serve 800 additional families
  • $168 million increase in basic education funding
  • $50 million increase in special education funding
  • $10 million increase for career and technical education funding, driven through the CTC subsidy

If these budget requests are fulfilled, the FY 2019-20 state budget will benefit a greater number of Pennsylvania’s 2.8 million children.

Please take 5 minutes to send a message to your policymakers telling them that when it comes to the state budget, kids must come first!