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Posted by in Family Matters on February 15, 2012
Feb. 15, 2012
From education and employment to program cuts and reductions, President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget proposal has been dominating the headlines.
With so much information to process, I figured I’d share the provisions that directly affect troops and their families.
According to an Office of Management and Budget fact sheet, the budget request includes:
– $8.5 billion in Defense Department base funding to support military families, from child care and education for military children to counseling and employment programs for the entire family.
– More than $1 billion through the Education Department’s Impact Aid program to local school districts where a military base may increase the number of students and decrease the property tax base that funds the local schools. Districts educating more than 368,000 children from military families receive these funds.