Recharged: Schools, libraries get full $3.9B E-Rate funding
May 22, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission will be able to honor all the funding requests through its E-Rate program for next school year.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2013 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that includes $122.5 million to fund the U.S. Government Printing Office, a three percent reduction from the agency’s request submitted in February.
GPO requested no increase over the previous fiscal year thanks to cost-cutting activities as well as projected workload changes.
“GPO is working hard to cut costs during this tight economic climate,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “I appreciate the support GPO received from the Members and staffs of the House Appropriations Committee as our expert employees continue to transform this agency into the digital information platform for the Federal Government and the supplier of secure Federal credentials.”
The House did approve $4.1 million for an IT investment and facility improvements.