On July 13, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed their versions of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bills. They include funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Both bills are now awaiting floor action, likely before the August recess.
The flat funding for FY 24 reflects the caps on non-defense discretionary spending for the next two fiscal years that were agreed to as part of the budget deal in the bill to raise the debt ceiling.
Below is a summary of the bills.
National Archives and Records Administration
- Fiscal Year 2023—$427.52 million
- Biden administration request FY 24—$443.2 million
- House Appropriations FY 24—$427.25 million (-$270,00 from FY 23)
- Senate Appropriations FY 24—$430.5 million (+$3 million from FY 23)
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
- Fiscal Year 2023—$12 million (grants)
- Fiscal Year 2023 Congressionally Directed Spending—$23.7 million
- Fiscal year 2023 NHPRC total—$35.7 million
- Biden administration FY 24 request grants—$10 million
- House Appropriations FY 24 grants—$10 million (-$2 million from FY 23)
Note: The House bill does not include any Congressionally Directed Spending projects.
- Senate Appropriations FY 24 grants—$10 million (-$2 million from FY 23)
- Senate Appropriations FY 24 Congressionally Directed Spending—$38.4 million
- Senate Appropriations FY 24 NHPRC total—$48.4 million (+12.7 million)