Congress Announces $15 Million Increase in MSAP


March 9, 2022  Congressional negotiators have just unveiled a bipartisan agreement on government funding for this fiscal year, which sees the largest increase in history for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP).

The funding deal would provide an additional $15 million to MSAP, bringing the total from $109 million last year to $124 million this year. MSA expects this may increase the number of MSAP awards that the US Department of Education can issue during the current grant cycle, which is currently open for application.

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve the funding deal later today, while the U.S. Senate will follow suit in the coming days.

“The increase in MSAP funding this year,” said MSA executive director Todd Mann, “is attributable to the tireless educating efforts by MSA members who have worked hard to grow support for magnets from members of Congress across the country and across the political spectrum.” Mann added, “Clearly the level of awareness by members of Congress of the value of magnets has grown significantly.”


Media Contact: Todd Mann, Executive Director, MSA,

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is a nonprofit education association that represents more than 4,340 magnet schools serving nearly 3.5 million students across 46 states and the District of Columbia. MSA was founded in 1986 and authorized as a 501(c)3 in 1994. It supports and serves the leaders and teachers of magnet and theme-based schools, while promoting the development of new magnet programs. 

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