Funding Process Overview
Congress funds the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) through the annual appropriations process.
- The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations write spending bills and reports that specify funding levels for most federal agencies and discretionary programs.
- Each chamber of Congress must pass identical spending bills and send it to the president for signature.
- Assuming Congress passes a spending bill and the President approves it, funding is available for the fiscal year beginning on October 1.
In years when Congress is unable to pass a new spending bill, funding for NCEH and ATSDR may be extended via continuing resolutions that may last anywhere from a few days or up to the full fiscal year. These continuing resolutions often, but not always, fund agencies at the funding level from the previous fiscal year.
For more information about the federal funding process and budget, visit the Office of the Chief Financial Officer web page.
Overview of Funding for NCEH: FY12-FY22
Over the past ten fiscal years, Congress has funded NCEH at the following levels:
NCEH Funding (in millions of dollars)
* FY2017 NCEH totals includes $35M for Flint, Michigan response
For information on NCEH program specific funding, visit the following links.
Overview of Funding for ATSDR: FY12-FY22
Over the past ten fiscal years, Congress has funded ATSDR at the following levels:
ATSDR Funding (in millions of dollars)
For information on ATSDR program specific funding, visit the following link.