Important EPA Programs Put at Risk by FY2020 Budget Proposal

On March 11, 2019, the Trump Administration released its proposed Federal Budget for the 2020 fiscal year, with continued cuts to EPA virtually ensuring further degradation of protections to human health and the environment. While most EPA programs suffer, those hardest hit by this proposal included virtually all voluntary climate programs, geographic and water programs, and special initiatives and grants. In order to make clear the consequences of cuts to these programs at risk, EPN created fact sheets to fully explain what could be lost.

Note: Programs and activities proposed for elimination in the FY2020 Budget total over $650 million
            compared to FY2019 annualized continuing resolution levels.

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: Marine Pollution
Read the fact sheet: National Estuary Program
Read the fact sheet: Nonpoint Source Pollution
Read the fact sheet: Radiation Protection
Read the fact sheet: Rural and Native Alaska Villages
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 has also produced an analysis of state environmental programs put at risk by the proposed FY2020 budget cuts.

Read the analysis: Proposed FY2020 Cuts to State Environmental Programs

For almost 50 years, the EPA has worked to protect the air, water, and land through core programs and actions that support its mission to protect human health and the environment. Without a budget that provides adequate funding, EPA cannot fully meet these obligations. In response, EPN produced an in-depth analysis of the FY2020 budget proposal and its failure to protect the EPA and its mission, as well as an overview and fact sheets on the core programs EPA strives to maintain to protect human health and the environment.

Read the full budget analysis: FY2020 Budget Analysis
Read the full overview and core fact sheets: EPA Core Program Overview and Fact Sheets