Budget Brief 21-05
February 4, 2021

Fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations were signed into law on December 27, 2020. This brief describes funding and policy provisions affecting human services programs in the Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education portion of the appropriations law (Division H) and in a separate division that extends certain HHS programs (Division CC). This brief does not include funding or policy provisions related to COVID-19 (see Budget Brief 20-25). The budget:

  • Provides level or increased funding for most programs covered in this brief
  • Includes $638 million for a new Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Energy Assistance Program
  • Extends funding for several mandatory programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the mandatory/matching portion of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), pregnancy prevention programs, and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF)

The information in this brief is from legislative text, the explanatory statement accompanying the Labor-HHS-Education portion of the bill, and the House Appropriations Committee report (which the explanatory statement indicates should be complied with unless specifically addressed to the contrary).