Budget Brief 18-16
September 29, 2018

Congress passed an agreement that combines full-year appropriations for Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education and Defense with a continuing resolution (CR) for all remaining programs that extends until December 7, 2018.

This report describes funding and policy provisions affecting HHS grant programs (Budget Brief 18-14 summarized the CR and Budget Brief 18-15 focused on education and labor programs). All HHS programs covered in this brief are either level-funded or receive increases. Additionally, the bill continues programs first funded in FY 2018 and includes a few new grants. Funding for major grant programs under both the CR and the agreement is included in Table 1 at the end of the brief.