Administration Proposes FY 2020 Budget

March 11, 2019 – The Administration has issued its FY 2020 budget proposal – A Budget for a Better America – calling for significant cuts for EPA. The budget recommends $6.1 billion for EPA, which is approximately $2 billion less than Congress provided in FY 2019 appropriations ($8.06 billion).  The budget proposal also calls for large reductions in air programs.  These include the following: $151.96 million for state and local air quality grants under Sections 103 and 105 of the Clean Air Act, which is $76.2 million (33.4 percent) less than the $228.2 million Congress appropriated for FY 2019; $10 million for grants under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program, for which Congress appropriated $87 million in FY 2019; nothing for Targeted Airshed Grants, for which Congress appropriated $52 million in FY 2019; and $10 million for Multipurpose Grants, for which Congress appropriated $11 million in FY 2019.  The proposal now goes to Congress, which must consider the recommendations and determine how much to appropriate for FY 2020.  For further information, see https://www.epa.gov/planandbudget/fy-2020-epa-budget-brief (for the discussion about air quality, see p. 19 of the document [p. 23 of the  PDF] and for the charts see p. 64 of the document [p. 68 of the PDF]), https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-fy-2020-budget-proposal-releasedhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/budget-fy2020.pdf (EPA’s section begins on page 93 of the document, which is page 97 of the PDF version) and https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/