FY2021 Budget Proposal Puts Important EPA Programs at Risk

On February 10, 2020, the Trump administration released its proposed FY2021 budget, with continued cuts to EPA that undermine its ability to protect human health and the environment. While most EPA programs are affected, those at greatest risk from this proposal included virtually all voluntary climate programs, geographic and water programs, and special initiatives and grants. In order to illustrate the full implications of cuts to these at-risk programs, EPN created fact sheets to explain what could be lost.

Note: Programs and activities proposed for elimination in the FY2021 Budget total over $680 million
            compared to FY2020 enacted budget levels.

Read the fact sheet: Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Read the fact sheet: Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program
Read the fact sheet: ENERGY STAR®
Read the fact sheet: Environmental Justice
Read the fact sheet: EPA Indoor Air Quality Program
Read the fact sheet: Indian Country Grants
Read the fact sheet: International Program
Read the fact sheet: Lead Risk Reduction Fact Sheet
Read the fact sheet: National Estuary Program
Read the fact sheet: Nonpoint Source Pollution
Read the fact sheet: Pesticides – Science Policy and Biotech Advisory Panel
Read the fact sheet: Radiation Protection
Read the fact sheet: Rural and Native Alaska Villages
Read the fact sheet: Star Research Grants
Read the fact sheet: Stratospheric Ozone Multilateral Fund
Read the fact sheet: Underground Storage Tank Program
Read the fact sheet: U.S.-Mexico Border
Read the fact sheet: Vehicle Emissions Lab
Read the fact sheet: Voluntary Partnerships Programs
Read the fact sheet: WaterSense

EPN is currently producing an analysis of state environmental programs put at risk by the proposed FY2021 budget cuts. For the previous year’s analysis, read: Proposed FY2020 Cuts to State Environmental Programs

For 50 years, EPA has worked to protect the air, water, and land through core programs that support its mission to protect human health and the environment. EPA cannot fully meet these obligations without a budget that provides adequate funding. In response, EPN produced an analysis of the FY2021 budget proposal and its impact on EPA and its mission, as well as an overview and fact sheets on the core programs EPA strives to maintain to protect this country and its people.

Read the full budget analysis: FY2021 Budget Analysis
Read the full overview and core fact sheets: EPA Core Program Overview and Fact Sheets