S. 1177 would amend and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the ESEA, commonly referred to, in its most recently reauthorized form, as No Child Left Behind). The underlying authorizations for those programs have expired, although most have continued to receive appropriations.
This bill would authorize the appropriation of “such sums as may be necessary” through fiscal year 2021 for various grant programs; those authorizations would automatically be extended one year, through 2022, under the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). The bill also would amend and reauthorize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which authorizes grants to assist in the education of homeless children.
CBO estimates that S. 1177 would authorize the appropriation of $23.9 billion in 2016 and $124.2 billion over the 2016-2020 period. Assuming appropriation of those amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have discretionary costs of $92.1 billion over the 2016-2020 period.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 1177 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).