White House signs H.R. 6157, funding GEAR UP at $360 million for Fiscal Year 2019.
Today, President Trump signed H.R. 6157 (the “Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019”") into law. As part of this appropriations, GEAR UP will receive $360 million for fiscal year (FY) 2019, an increase of $10 million over 2018.
We are simply thrilled that Congress has rejected the White House's proposal to eliminate GEAR UP in 2019. We are grateful for the strong, bipartisan support that GEAR UP enjoys in the House and Senate and want to thank the GEAR UP community, our partners, and allies for their tireless advocacy to ensure that GEAR UP remains a national priority. With this $10 million increase, we will have the opportunity to expand opportunity for nearly 20,000 additional students across the nation.