Budget Brief 16-12
December 12, 2016

Congress approved—and the president signed—a second continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 that will keep the federal government operating until April 28, 2017. The CR:

  • requires a -0.1901% across-the-board (ATB) rescission for most discretionary programs

  • extends Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs until April 28

  • appropriates $500 million for opioid response state grants

  • provides funding for disaster relief and the Flint, Michigan, water crisis

This Budget Brief highlights what states need to know about the CR. Table 1 shows annualized funding levels for major grants under it.