Report: Federal money for children disappearing faster than money in overall budgetFederal Budget
By Lillian Mongeau
Primarily due to the end of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money, federal funding for children’s programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall spending drop, as defined in an analysis by First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy organization for children’s issues.
The analysis, which came out in June (sorry for the delay in noting it here!), looks at spending from 2011 to 2015 and concludes that after one-time money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ran out and as across the board sequestration cuts took effect, spending on children dropped off….