The School Choice & Education Opportunity Act

Before he took office, Donald Trump released a 100-day action plan that included the introduction of the "School Choice & Education Opportunity Act." His plan would redirect $20 billion dollars away from existing federal programs to a new state block grant that could fund private, religious, and home schools and also assumed that the states will provide another $110 billion from their own education budgets towards vouchers. 

On May 23, 2017, President Trump introduced his FY2018 budget. It proposed a $250 million school voucher program. Neither the House nor Senate FY2018 appropriations bills included this funding. 

On February 12, 2018, President Trump introduced his FY2019 budget proposal. This year's budget greatly increases the amount for private school vouchers: it proposes $1 billion for the expansion and creation of new private school voucher programs.