Budget and Appropriations

 

What is the Budget?

The U.S. federal budget is the amount of spending and revenue planned for the next fiscal year of the U.S. government. Each fiscal runs from October 1 through September 30.

What are Appropriations?

A federal appropriation is the act of setting aside a part of the federal budget to a specific program or use.

Why should I contact my members of Congress about Appropriations?

Engagement around appropriations lets your Congressmembers know how you would like them to prioritize the federal budget.

What is the timeline for advocacy around Budget and Appropriations?

  • President submits budget – usually early February
  • Congress enacts concurrent Budget Resolution – by April 15
  • House and Senate agree on 13 annual appropriations bills – Sept.
  • Fiscal year begins Oct. 1

The standard timeline is often adjusted due to political realities.

What AUCD programs are affected by the yearly Appropriations?

  • University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) – the national network of UCEDDs is authorized under Public Law 106-402 (The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, or "DD Act") and their core funding is administered by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).
  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LENDs) – LENDs are authorized under the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act, and are administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs) – IDDRCs have P30 core grant funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
  • Projects of National Significance (PNS) – PNS are authorized under Section 162 of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-402, Title I, Subtitle E), and are administered through the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
 
 

AUCD Appropriation Resources

Budget and Appropriations Overview

UCEDD Appropriations Ask FY21

LEND Appropriations Ask FY21

Projects of National Significance (PNS) Appropriations Ask FY21

Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID) & TPSID National Coordinating Center Ask FY21

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ask FY21

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs) Ask FY21

AUCD's First Look
 
 

UCEDD

FY 19 Enacted
FY 20 Enacted
FY 21 AUCD's Request
FY 21 President's Budget
$40.6 million $41.619 million
 $43.5 million
$33 million

 

 
 

LEND

FY 19 Enacted
FY 20 Enacted
FY 21 AUCD's Request
FY 21 President's Budget
$33,500,000
$35,245,000
$36,245,000
$0

 
 

PNS

FY 19 Enacted
FY 20 Enacted
FY 21 AUCD's Request
FY 21 President's Budget
$12.0 million
$12.25 million
$14.0 million
$1 million

 
 

IDDRC

 
 

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