Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

| June 29, 2015

Children’s Budget 2015, a new report from First Focus, is now available for download.

The federal government makes more than 200 distinct investments in children each year. These include traditional children’s initiatives like education and child abuse and neglect prevention. They also include other investments that improve the lives of kids, like Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps).

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth:

  • 7.9 percent of the 2015 federal budget is invested in children;
  • Overall federal spending on children has declined 9.4 percent (adjusting for inflation) from 2011 to 2015, a higher rate than overall spending cuts of 4 percent.

Download Children’s Budget 2015.

Watch video of the release of Children’s Budget 2015 featuring keynote speaker Patrick T. McCarthy, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) here.

Read the blog post, Children’s Budget 2015 Brings Bad News: Fewer Investments in Kids, here.

Help us spread the word to invest in kids with suggested tweets, Facebook status updates, and blog posts in our Children’s Budget 2015 digital toolkit.

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