February 2016
Obama Administration’s FFY 2017 Budget Proposals

Federal Update

Today (February 9), the Obama Administration released its proposed $4 trillion budget for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017.  Many of the proposals are similar to last year, but there are some new proposed initiatives that are outlined in the following update, including some child welfare investments.

The Obama blueprint outlines a menu of policy and spending options for the House and Senate to consider when the two chambers mark up legislation later in the year. What follows are highlights of the policy and spending proposals the Administration submitted on February 9, 2016.

Due to the massive amount of information released today, much of this update condenses and edits numerous administration documents. There are a number of new initiatives highlighted below as well as information on long-standing proposals. Many of these proposals would require significant new appropriations, which are unlikely in a Republican-led House and Senate. 

Information in the CWDA February Federal Update includes:

  • Improving Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare System

  • TANF: Strengthening Efforts to Help Poor Families Succeed

  • Emergency Assistance to Support Families in Crisis

  • Ending Homelessness

  • Expanding the EITC for Childless Workers

  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

  • Nutrition Proposals

  • Youth Employment and Training

  • Block Grants

Read the CWDA February 2016 Federal Update.