President Releases Discretionary Budget Priorities
Budget Brief 21-18
April 15, 2021
On April 9, the administration released an outline of its fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary budget proposal. With the full, detailed budget request not expected until later this spring, the outline is intended to provide topline information on the discretionary request to Congress as it begins the FY 2022 appropriations process.
This brief highlights proposals in the outline that would affect state grant programs, organized by the themes in the outline. Several of the specific program proposals fall into more than one theme. Overall, the administration proposes $769 billion in non-defense discretionary funding, a 16% increase over the FY 2021 enacted level, and $753 billion for defense programs, a 1.7% increase.