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FY 2016 Budget

EPA's proposed budget defines EPA's program goals for fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016) and associated resource requirements.

  • The President's 2016 Budget is designed to bring middle class economics into the 21st century. It shows what we can do if we invest in America's future and commit to an economy that rewards hard work, generates rising incomes, and allows everyone to share in the prosperity of a growing America.
  • It lays out a strategy to strengthen our middle class and help America's hard-working families get ahead in a time of relentless economic and technological change.
  • For the EPA, the proposed budget of $8.6 billion seeks to further key work in addressing climate change and improving air quality, protecting our water, safeguarding the health and safety of the public from toxic chemicals, supporting the environmental health of communities, and working toward a sustainable environmental future for all Americans.
  • Central to this work is supporting our state, local, and tribal partners and working with them to deliver on our environmental and health improvements.
Funding level increases for each goal outlined in
EPA's Strategic Plan FY 2014-2018
Funding Level Increases Above FY 2015 Enacted Budget EPA Goals
+ $120 million Goal 1: To protect and improve air quality for all Americans and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop adaptation strategies to address climate change.
+ $70 million Goal 2: To protect and restore America’s waters to ensure that drinking water is safe and sustainably managed and that aquatic ecosystems sustain fish, plants, wildlife, and other biota, as well as economic, recreational, and subsistence activities.
+ $178 million Goal 3: To clean up communities, advance sustainable development, and protect disproportionately impacted low-income and minority communities from the releases of harmful substances.
+ $47 million Goal 4: To ensure the safety of chemicals in our environment, reduce the risk, and prevent pollution at the source.
+ $66 million Goal 5: To protect human health and the environment through vigorous and targeted civil and criminal enforcement and use Next Generation Compliance strategies and tools to improve compliance with environmental laws.

Read the press release for more information on EPA's FY 2016 proposed budget.

Read the fact sheet about EPA's FY 2016 proposed budget.

FY 2016 EPA Budget in Brief: provides an overview of the Agency's proposed budget and activities.

FY 2016 Justification of Appropriation Estimates for Committee on Appropriations: known as the Congressional Justification (CJ), includes detailed budget information for each of EPA's programs. 

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