Appropriations

FY 2021 Budget and Congressional Appropriations

Background

The Administration is expected to release its proposed budget on February 10, 2020.

Key Actions

February 6, 2020 – Miles Keogh, NACAA’s Executive Director, testified on behalf of the association at a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies regarding the FY 2021 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency.  NACAA’s testimony urged Congress to 1) increase federal grants to state and local air agencies by $87 million above FY 2020 levels, for a total of $315 million; 2) provide flexibility to these agencies to use any additional grants to address the highest priority programs in their areas; and 3) retain grants for monitoring fine particulate matter under the authority of Section 103.