For Immediate Release

Office of Press Relations

Press Release

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President's Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, which includes $58.5 billion for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The budget request includes $27.7 billion in fully and partially managed accounts for USAID to support the President’s vision of restoring America’s leadership around the globe. In addition, the American Jobs Plan (AJP) will seek $400 million in mandatory funds over five years, including $80 million in FY 2022, across USAID to develop vibrant clean energy global markets and in turn support job creation in the United States.  

The FY 2022 President’s Budget Request is a reflection of the critical importance of development and humanitarian assistance in advancing US interests around the world. The request released today reflects Administration commitments to:  

  • Combat Climate Change ($2.5 billion for international climate programs, including more than $600 million for USAID directly managed programs) by placing the climate crisis at the center of our national security and foreign policy, and leveraging USAID’s comparative advantage on the ground to work with partners around the world;
  • Revitalize Democratic Values ($2.8 billion across USAID and State) by elevating democracy, human rights, and governance at a time when it is profoundly needed, and broadening support for human rights and rule of law to address democratic backsliding; 
  • Restore U.S. Global Health leadership ($3.9 billion) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure we can better prevent, prepare for, and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks; to combat infection disease and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic; to prevent maternal and child deaths; and to expand family planning and reproductive health programming; 
  • Address the Root Causes of Irregular Migration across North and Central America ($861 million, including $405 million for USAID directly managed programs) by making a down payment on the Administration’s four-year commitment to address economic insecurity, combat corruption, promote human rights, bolster security, and combat gender-based violence in the region;
  • Bolster Humanitarian Assistance ($6.3 billion) to respond to an average of 75 disasters annually in more than 70 countries, including protracted crises as well as new and emerging crises and natural disasters;
  • Support Inclusive Economic Growth ($4.9 billion) in programming across all sectors to support the opening of markets, including for U.S. products, while mitigating the devastating impact of COVID-19 across the world. This includes $50 million for a new anti-corruption initiative to develop a ‘Rapid Response’ program that will allow USAID to quickly seize opportunities for strategic engagement; and  
  • Invest in our people ($1.9 billion) to support our committed USAID workforce, reflecting the President’s commitment to revitalize the Federal workforce and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The FY 2022 President’s Budget Request advances U.S. national interests by working to address some of the most significant challenges of our time. Americans can be proud of their investment in USAID and the return it brings to our national security and our economy. 

President’s Budget Request
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