FYs 2020/2021 Budget


Budget Adjustments for Fiscal Year 2021

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont introduced his recommended budget adjustments for fiscal year 2021 for the General Assembly to consider. Included in the governor's recommended budget adjustments were changes to state education funding, including adjustments to funding levels for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, schools of choice, and other education grants.

However, the General Assembly did not act on this recommended budget, or adopt any other revisions or modifications during the 2020 regular legislative session, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the Capitol Complex.

Below is an analysis from the School and State Finance Project detailing the state education funding and school finance changes contained in Governor Lamont’s recommended state budget adjustments for FY 2021, and comparing the state education funding in the governor’s budget adjustments with funding for FYs 2020 and 2021 contained in the current biennial state budget.

State Budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Connecticut's biennial budget (Conn. Acts 19-117) for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Below are several resources detailing the changes to state education funding contained in the biennial state budget for FYs 2020 and 2021. Additional analyses produced by the School and State Finance Project examining budget proposals that were not adopted by the General Assembly during the 2019 regular legislative session can be found in the Resources section of this website.