The federal budget process can have a tremendous impact on vital programs that make our State and our municipalities strong and stable. Staying aware of the impacts of the budget and working with your League and Federal representatives to respond to the proposals, and can ensure the best possible outcome for municipalities.
The fiscal year is the accounting period for the federal government, beginning Oct. 1 and ending on Sept. 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2023 begins on October 1, 2022, and ends on Sept. 30, 2023.
Congress passes appropriations legislation to fund the government for every fiscal year. Appropriations acts are characteristically annual and generally provide funding authority that expires at the end of the federal fiscal year, September 30.
The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations have jurisdiction over the annual appropriations measures. Each committee is organized into subcommittees, with each subcommittee having responsibility for developing one regular annual appropriations bill to provide funding for departments and activities within its jurisdiction. Each House appropriations subcommittee is paired with a Senate appropriations subcommittee and the two subcommittees’ jurisdictions are generally identical.
The current appropriations subcommittee structure includes the following 12 subcommittees
- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
- Financial Services and General Government
- Homeland Security
- Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
- Legislative Branch
- Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
News & Updates
The Budget and Economic Outlook 2020 to 2030 from the Congressional Budget Office
Federal Budget 2023 of the U.S. Government.
Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2023
Please read the League’s recent blog post for newly announced and application instructions for various competitive federal grants that are available to municipalities Read on...
Please reach out to Senators Menendez and Booker and let them know that the Financial Data Transparency Act of 2022 will be costly and time-consuming and force an unfunded mandate on your municipality and urge them to keep this provision out of the NDAA. Read on...
The DCA's Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) application process is open. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services-funded program will provide benefits directly to water and wastewater companies on behalf of residential customers. Read on...
Please be advised that when reviewing applications before the Local Finance Board, the DLGS has been raising the issue of the completed American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Project and Expenditure Reports that were due on April 30, Read on...
President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act (H.R. 4346, ), into law, authorizing funding for research and innovation programs, providing $54.2 billion to support domestic semiconductor manufacturing, research, and development. Read on...