Federal Pell Grant Program of the Higher Education Act - Background, Recent Changes, and Current Legislative Issues

May 4, 2011 -- Many of the issues concerning the Pell Grant program that confront Congress include potential challenges associated with funding the program, both in the short term and the long term. In the short-term, substantial discretionary appropriations may be required in FY2012 to ensure current award levels are maintained, leading to the program comprising an increasingly larger share of the discretionary funding allocated for programs that are funded in Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations.

  • Publisher : Congressional Research Service
  • Resource Type : Report
  • Publication Date : 5/31/2011
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