Take Action

Our colleagues at Committee for Children have identified three immediate opportunities to advocate for policy that promotes SEL across the country:

 

  • The House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee recently released its proposed FY2025 appropriations bill, which proposes a cut of $4.7 billion to critical K12 education programs, including funding for SEL grants within the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. Act now to ask your lawmakers to maintain this important funding!  
  • Ask your Representatives to support the Early Action and Responsiveness Lifts Youth Minds Act, which would allow states to better tailor their response to the youth mental health crisis by giving them access to funds from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) for prevention and early intervention services. 
  • Significantly improving funding for federal initiatives to support safe, supportive, and inclusive school environments is key to supporting our nation’s young learners. Send your federal lawmakers a message to urge them to prioritize the funding needed for fiscal year 2025.