President Releases FY2018 Budget Request; EDA and Other Key Agencies Targeted for Elimination

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 by NADO Admin

President Trump released his fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request on May 23.  The budget recommends $668 billion in defense discretionary spending (an increase of $22 billion above the limit set by the 2011 Budget Control Act) and $479 billion in non-defense discretionary spending (a decrease of $57 billion from the limit set by the 2011 Budget Control Act). Of the $57 billion savings in FY2018 non-defense discretionary spending, $27 billion comes from program eliminations and $30 billion is attributed to program reductions.  Mirroring the president’s budget blueprint issued in March, the budget calls for the elimination of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Delta Regional Authority (DRA), Denali Commission, and Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC).  Other targeted programs include the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs; The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Water and Wastewater loan and grant program; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s categorical grants; U.S. Department of Labor’s Senior Community Employment program, and The U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER Discretionary grant program.

NADO will be distributing its annual budget report early next week.  In addition, NADO will hold a special webinar, An Analysis of the President’s FY2018 Federal Budget Request, on May 31 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.  During the webinar, NADO legislative staff will provide in-depth analysis of the president’s FY2018 budget request to Congress.  Learn how the budget request is expected to impact regional planning and development organizations and the federal programs that support their efforts.  Click here to register.

 

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