State of Play for Cities

Federal investment in cities, towns and villages is critical! Stay up to date on the Fiscal Year 2023 federal budget and appropriations process. NLC is tracking and compiling everything you need to know about the status of the federal budgets and investments in your community.

More information on the spending bill for Fiscal Year 2022 is available here. It was signed into law by President Biden on March 15, 2022.

The Congressional Budget and Appropriations Process

On March 28, 2022, President Biden released his budget for FY 2023. Below you will find the budget levels requested in the president’s proposed budget. Now, it is up to Congress to negotiate the 12 federal appropriations bills for FY 2023.

In the coming weeks, House and Senate Committees of jurisdiction will hold hearings on the President’s budget, calling administration officials to the Hill to testify. Once this process is complete, the appropriations committees in the House and the Senate will release the 12 spending bills that make up the budget. The funding allocations will likely be different from those in the President’s budget.

Where Do the Numbers Stand