Federal Budget & Appropriations
APLU staff closely track and examine federal agency and program budgets of relevance to the higher education and scientific research community as well as follow the Congressional appropriations process through both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. APLU works with our members to advocate for federal support of a variety of programs such as student financial aid, science and research, and STEM education.
President Trump released his FY2019 budget request on February 12, 2018, which outlines the administration’s agency and program funding requests. The budget proposes $3 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years and projects a nearly three percent economic growth rate over the next decade. The request accounts for the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which increased the defense discretionary and non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending caps for both FY2018 and FY2019. APLU's analysis of the administration’s FY2019 budget request is available here.
FY2019 Appropriations Priorities Summary Chart
Energy and Water DevelopmentFY2019 Appropriations AllocationsComparison of Allocations by Subcommittee
Labor-Health and Human Services-Education
Budget Authority ($ in billions)
Commerce, Justice, Science
Energy & Water Development
Financial Services, General Government
Military Construction, VA
State, Foreign Operations
Click here to view appropriations information for previous years