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 year (FY) 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 Members of Congress 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 – September
  • Fiscal year begins October 1

The standard timeline is often adjusted due to political realities.

AUCD resources:

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).
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) - The NCBDDD is funded under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Children's Health Act of 2000 (P.L.106-310, Sub.B, Sec.611), and in turn funds Public Health programs including "Learn the Signs. Act Early." and the Children's Mental Health Champions.
  • Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID): TPSID and the TPSID Nataional Coordinating Center (NCC) are funded under the Higher Education Act (P.L.110-315, Title VII, Part D), and are administered through the Office of Postsecondary Education within the U.S. Department of Education.
 
 

FY 22 BUDGET REQUESTS BY PROGRAM

Appropriations: Fiscal Year 2022-2023

Program
(in thousands of dollars)

FY 21: Enacted

FY 22:
AUCD’s Request

FY 22:
President Budget Proposal

FY 22: Enacted

FY 23: President’s Budget

FY 23:

AUCD

Request

 

FY 23:

House Bill

FY 23: Senate Bill

FY 23:

Enacted

Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

$53,844

$56,500

$57,000

 

$54,344

 

 

$57,344

$57,344

 

$57,344

 

 

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

$36,245

$38,000

 

 

$37,245

 

 

$40,000

 

$38,245

 

 

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

$42,119

$45,000

$47,000

 

$42,119

 

$47,173

 

$47,173

 

$42,119

 

 

Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities

and Health

$167,810

$180,000

$173,000

$177,060

 

 

$195,310

 

 

 

 

 

$225,060

 

 

Model Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

$13,800

$14,000

$15,180

 

$13,800

 

 

 

$15,180

 

 

$15,180

 

 

$15,180

 

 

Developmental Disabilities Projects of National Significance

$12,250

$14,000

$13,000

 

$12,250

 

 

$24,600

 

$24,600

 

$13,750

 

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

$1,593,370

$1,708,000

$1,942,000

$1,683.009

 

$1,674,941

($94,000 for IDD)

 

$1,816,000

 

$1,756,630

 

 

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

$112,970

 

$118,619

 

$116,470

 

 

$118,619

 

 

$117,470

 

 

Assistive Technology

$37,500

 

$44,000

 

$38,500

 

 

$38,230

 

 

$44,000