House and Senate Appropriations Committees are meeting right now to negotiate funding levels and severe cuts to Title VI and Fulbright-Hays international education programs are on the table.
The House would fund Title VI (A&B) Domestic Programs at $65 million and Fulbright-Hays Overseas Programs at $7 million for fiscal year (FY) 2016. This reflects level funding from FY 15. However, the Senate is proposing to reduce funding in FY 16 for Title VI to $43.5 million and slash Fulbright-Hays funding by 50 percent to $3.5 million.
Act now to tell appropriators that international education programs are crucial for educating U.S. students for our interconnected world and training experts in foreign languages and cultures! Please follow this link to the National Humanities Alliance’s legislative alert center where you can contact your Representative and Senator and tell them to oppose these cuts.