Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Toolkit

Welcome to the DC Fiscal Policy Institute’s Budget Toolkit!

Here you will find resources to help you understand the annual budget process in DC.

That includes an in-depth guide and tools to understand the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget proposed by Mayor Bowser on March 24th,  2016, which was voted on by the DC Council on May 17th.

Read the final Budget Request Act and Budget Support Act.

You can get DCFPI’s take on the final FY 2017 budget here, in our final budget overview.

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Guide

In order to help you understand the FY 2017 budget, DCFPI has released an in-depth analysis of the entire FY 2017 DC budget and analyses of several individual program areas.  (See below.)


Education Housing
Employment and Training Interim Disability Service (IDA)
Health Care Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)
Homeless Services Tax and Revenue
Budget Overview  

Becoming a DC Budget Advocate

Looking to get involved but don’t know where to start? These documents will help you get more familiar with the budget process in DC, as well as with how we earn the revenue to support our budget.

Stay Up To Date!

Sign up for budget updates from DCFPI! We send weekly e-mails through budget season including

  • Updates on budget happenings
  • An overview of budget related blogs
  • Opportunities to get involved in budget advocacy