$77m for NMI schools, in-state tuition ok’d

Sep 12, 2021
$77m for NMI schools, in-state tuition ok’d

The Education and Labor Committee completed its portion of the reconciliation budget plan for Fiscal Year 2022, S. Con. Res.14. Democratic Members delivered on the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better Agenda, by making major investments in education, job training, child care, and more. An estimated $77 million is allocated to fix Marianas schools in need of repair.

Students from the Marianas seeking bachelor’s degrees will be eligible for in-state tuition at U.S. public universities. Child care will also be more affordable for families. And for the first time the Marianas will receive U.S. Department of Labor funding to establish one-stop job centers for those seeking employment and training opportunities. All Republicans voted against the legislation, which now goes to the Budget Committee for consideration.