Recent Federal Advocacy News
Late this summer, NASP informed us of an Advocacy Action Request. Congress was debating spending bills that would begin October 1. Following is the information we were given:
"The Labor-HHS-Ed Committee report (which includes funding for the Department of Education) includes language encouraging the Department of Education to use some of the $95 million from School Safety National Activities to go towards addressing shortages in our field.
An amendment is going to be submitted that will require the Department to set aside $10 million for this program, requiring implementation of this grant by the US Department of Education. This is an amazing opportunity as it would set the stage for ongoing federal investments intended to help address the shortages in school psychology."
They asked that members call their senators asking for their support on this amendment. After national efforts, this amendment did pass! Thank you for your continued support!