Annual Pre-K Funding Appropriations

The Alabama School Readiness Alliance has been tracking the level of state appropriations for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program since we began our advocacy efforts in 2006. Please note that the First Class Pre-K program actually started much earlier than 2006; it began as a small pilot program in the 2000-2001 school year.

Budget Year
State Appropriations
Number of Classrooms
2005-2006
$4,326,050
57
2006-2007
$5,369,898
59
2007-2008
$10,000,000
128
2008-2009
$15,490,831
185
2009-2010
$18,376,806
215
2010-2011
$18,376,806
217
2011-2012
$17,998,620
217
2012-2013
$19,087,050
217
2013-2014
$28,462,050
315
2014-2015
$38,462,050
410
2015-2016
$48,462,050
652
2016-2017
$64,462,050
816
2017-2018
$77,462,050
938
2018-2019
$95,962,050
1,045
2019-2020
$122,798,645
1,203
2020-2021
$128,798,645
1,248