President Releases His FY 2014 Budget Today

The President releases his budget today, at 10am. Those of you who are familiar with the federal budget and appropriations process know that the President is extremely late in submitting a budget this year. He is supposed to release it the first Monday in February.

But as those of you who follow budget and appropriations also know, nothing about the process has worked the way its supposed to for several years now.

The U.S. Department of Education will hold a briefing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request Wednesday, April 10, starting at 1:30pm in the Department Auditorium (400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20202). If you are not in D.C., they will be live streaming the briefing. Just go to

For adult education advocates, don’t expect anyone to say much on adult education specifically, but the President will propose a number of initiatives related to job training, including revisiting the structure of the federal job training system, including the creation of a “Universal Displaced Worker program;” a renewed call for a Workforce Innovation Fund to test new State and regional ideas on training and employment services; and an  $8 billion for a Community College to Career Fund to support State and community college partnerships with businesses and other stakeholders.