Each year, the U.S. budget process begins when the President submits a budget request to Congress. The request, along with supporting documents, provides spending and policy proposals on how the administration would like Congress to support programs within federal agencies for the upcoming fiscal year through the annual appropriations process. Congress must ultimately appropriate funds for all discretionary programs.
The White House released a budget request to Congress on March 9, 2023. The President’s $1.73 trillion discretionary spending request includes increases to a number of higher education and research programs.
APLU staff compiled an Overview and Analysis of the President’s FY2024 Budget Request, with links to key documents and funding requests for programs of interest.