DCFPI’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Toolkit has resources to help you understand the annual budget process and what’s in the proposed, and later the approved, FY 2022 DC budget. This resource will continue to be updated throughout the budget season.
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.
Analysis of Key Issue Areas and More
- Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities
- Budget Principles for a Strong and Equitable Pandemic Recovery
- American Rescue Plan Offers DC a Down Payment on a Just Recovery
- Three Things We Know About the Mayor’s Education Budget So Far
- Failure to Build a High-Quality Child Care System is a Major Misstep in the Mayor’s Budget
- 3 Takeaways from Mayor Bowser’s Budget: Some Big Investments, Some Key Misses
- Affordable Housing Investments and Transparency Should Be Council Priorities During Committee Markups
- Excluded Workers Demand Inclusion: $200 Million Investment is Essential Though Less than Half of What’s Needed
- “Tax Flight” is a Myth; DC Should Raise Taxes on the Wealthy for a Just Recovery
- Committee Leaves DC Police Budget Largely Untouched But Advances Police-Free Schools
- DC Budget Markups: Council Boosts Funding for Some Services but Substantial Shortcomings Remain
- The Latest Plan for Increased Child Care Educator Pay Offers Too Little, Too Late
- Work to Advance Racial Equity in the Budget Is Incomplete
- Statement from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute: DC Council’s Budget Takes Big Step in Ensuring a Just Recovery and Future
American Rescue Plan Letter to Mayor Bowser
Nearly 80 organizations sent Mayor Bowser and the DC Council a letter urging them to use the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds on intentional investments and interventions in a timely way, with a laser focus on targeting those most in need and addressing the racial inequities that have excluded Black and brown communities from economic gains and left them more vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full letter here.