This week the Joint Conference Committee concluded its negotiations and the final budget bill for FY2021 was approved by the Legislature, with the total amount for Adult Basic Education (line item #7035-0002) set at $46,385,000. This huge win for ABE represents a 13% increase over FY20, and continues a three-year upward trend for state ABE funding.

The budget is now headed to Governor Charlie Baker for final review. The Governor has 10 days to review the budget and take action.

Thank your legislators! Please take a moment this week to thank your state representative and senator for their support of adult basic education. Without their support, this much-needed and much-appreciated increase would not have been possible.