Administration Submits FY16 Budget Request to Congress

On February 2, the Obama administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request to Congress. The National Coalition for History (NCH) has created a chart showing the budget requests for all major federal agency programs affecting history, archives and education. To access the budget chart, click on this link. FY 16 Obama budget request 2-4-15 (NCH)

As you know, Congress will have the final say on what agencies receive in FY 16. The appropriations process will be as convoluted as ever since the Administration and Congress are no longer bound by the budget agreement that restricted spending the last two fiscal years. The Administration is proposing no major cuts and some increases for the programs affecting NCH’s many constituencies.

Also note that the Library of Congress number is an estimate since they have not yet released their “official” FY 16 budget request. When the appropriations request is released we will post an updated version of the chart.