S. 2452, Strong Start for America's Children Act

Cost Estimate
June 26, 2014

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on May 14, 2014

S. 2452 would authorize three new federal programs at the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (HHS) to support and expand prekindergarten education and infant and toddler childcare. CBO estimates that the bill would authorize the appropriation of $6.1 billion for fiscal year 2015 and $51.5 billion over the 2015-2019 period.

CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $27.7 billion over the 2015-2019 period, assuming the appropriation of the estimated amounts.

Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

S. 2452 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments. In general, the legislation would benefit state, local, and tribal governments and any costs they incur would result from complying with conditions of federal assistance.