2011 Budget Summary
Obama’s $3.8 trillion fiscal 2011 budget, which projects a $1.3 trillion deficit, is ready for presentation to Congress. The spending plan is a mix of budget increases for programs and funding cuts for others. The current budget’s $1.6 trillion deficit would fall to $1.3 trillion in 2011 and drop to $700 billion, or 4 percent of the gross national product, by 2013, news outlets reported. 2011 Budget Plan
Provides $548.9 billion for the Department of Defense base budget in 2011, a 3.4 percent increase over the 2010 enacted level.
Includes $33.0 billion for a 2010 supplemental request and $159.3 billion for 2011 to support ongoing overseas contingency operations, including funds to execute the President’s new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Provides $7.6 billion for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to serve all eligible individuals.
Provides $10 billion over 10 years for a strong Child Nutrition and WIC reauthorization.
Provides $4 billion for a new National Infrastructure Innovation and Finance Fund, which will invest in high-value projects of regional or national significance.
Establishes a new $30 million Federal transit safety program to address critical needs.
Invests in modernizing the air traffic control system by increasing funding for NextGen by more than 30 percent.
Commits to developing long-run solutions for surface transportation finance and for improving program performance.
Helps communities to become more livable and sustainable by allocating $527 million for theDepartment’s investments as part of the President’s multi-agency Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
Sustains large-scale, multi-year support for high-speed rail, with $1 billion to fund promising and transformative projects.
Promotes renewable energy development on Federal lands and waters with the goal of
permitting at least 9,000 megawatts of energy capacity on Department of the Interior lands by the end of 2011.
Improves the return to taxpayers from U.S. mineral production through royalty reforms and industry fees.
Providing nearly $620 million to acquire new lands for national parks, forests and refuges, protect endangered species habitat, and promote outdoor recreation.
Provides $50 million for a new “Healthy Food Financing Initiative” to bring grocery stores and other healthy food retailers to underserved communities.
Provides $429 million, the highest funding level ever, for competitive grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
Maintains ready forces and continues efforts to rebalance military forces to focus more on today’s wars, and provides capabilities to deter or if necessary engage in future conflicts.
Continues strong support for our men and women in uniform through a robust benefits
package including pay increases that keep pace with the private sector.
Supports access to medical care to the more than 9.5 million beneficiaries: active military members and their families, military retirees and their families, dependent survivors, and eligible Reserve Component members and families.
Supports wounded warrior transition units and centers of excellence in vision, hearing,
traumatic brain injury, and other areas to continuously improve the care provided to wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers.
Provides $4.4 billion for the Community Development Fund, including full funding of
Community Development Block Grant formula funds and $150 million for Catalytic Investment Competition Grants to implement economic development activities in targeted distressed communities.
Provides a $2.1 billion increase over the 2010 Budget for rental assistance to extremely
low- and low-income families through Housing Choice Vouchers and Project-Based Rental Assistance.
Begins a new multi-year initiative to combine the Department’s multiple rental assistance programs into a single funding stream and encourage entities that administer Housing Choice Vouchers to operate on a regional basis.
Strengthens communities and regions through place-based initiatives. The 2011 Budget
requests an additional $250 million for Choice Neighborhoods; and includes $150 million for the Department’s role in developing and supporting the Sustainable Communities initiative in partnership with the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Provides an unprecedented $2.1 billion for the Department’s Homeless Assistance Grants Program to implement the Homeless Emergency Assistance Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act; the budget for homeless programs reflects the Administration’s commitment and goal to make visible, sustained progress toward ending homelessness.
Reforms Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance, increases funding
for FHA information technology and risk management, and provides additional funds for combating mortgage fraud.
Supports high-risk, high-payoff transformational research and development projects with $300 million for the recently established Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E).
Supports and encourages the early commercial deployment of innovative energy technologies with an additional $36 billion in guaranteed loan volume authority for advanced nuclear power plants and an additional $500 million in credit subsidy to support $3 to $5 billion in loan guarantees for innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Provides a 4.6 percent, or $226 million, increase in funding at the Office of Science for basic research and world-leading laboratories to support transformational scientific discoveries and accelerate solutions to our Nation’s most pressing challenges.
Provides $7.4 billion for the National Science Foundation, an 8 percent increase over the 2010 enacted level, as part of the President’s Plan for Science and Innovation.
Drives the creation of the industries and jobs of the future by doubling funding for
multidisciplinary research targeted at next-generation information and biological technologies.
Manages responsibly Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) investments to protect taxpayer interests while winding down extraordinary market interventions.
Provides $250 million to expand job-creating investments and access to credit in
disadvantaged communities through the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
Invests over $8 billion in the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement and modernization programs, while continuing to drive innovation and responsiveness in taxpayer services.
Provides $19 million in graduate and undergraduate fellowships and scholarships for a joint initiative with the Department of Energy to inspire tens of thousands of American students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship related to clean energy.
Creates a new $766 million, cross-agency sustainability research effort focused on renewable energy technologies and complex environmental- and climate-system processes.
Invests $2.3 billion in applied energy research and development to position the United States as the world leader in energy technology that will address climate change, develop new industries, and create new jobs.
Supports aviation security by deploying up to 1,000 Advanced Imaging Technology screening machines that can identify anomalies such as firearms and explosives on passengers, and by increasing the number of international flights on which Federal Air Marshals are present.
Protects against threats to the homeland by procuring and deploying next-generation
BioWatch sensors nationwide and supporting the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity
Strengthens border security and immigration enforcement by supporting 20,000 Border Patrol agents, adding 300 new officers at ports of entry, completing the first segment of the virtual border fence, and by enhancing and expanding immigration verification systems.
Supports State homeland security activities through funding provided to States and localities to protect Americans from terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Specifically, provides $4 billion in State and local programs funding for risk-informed grants and additional assistance to our Nation’s first responders as well as $1.95 billion for disaster assistance.
Continues recapitalization of key Coast Guard assets, including $538 million to construct the fifth National Security Cutter and $240 million to construct four more Fast Response Cutters.
Helps build infrastructure to support economic growth and restore aquatic ecosystems by allocating $1.7 billion to fund construction for projects that provide the highest economic and environmental return to the Nation while achieving public safety objectives.
Accelerates the transition to a low-carbon economy through support of development and deployment of clean energy technologies such as solar, biomass, geothermal, wind, nuclear, and low-carbon emission coal power.
Reduces security risks through major increases in funding for the detection, elimination, and securing of nuclear material and radiological sources worldwide and the maintenance of a safe, secure, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile.
Strengthens efforts to combat violence against women by providing $538 million, an increase of 29 percent.
Reinvigorates Federal Civil Rights Enforcement.
Promotes public safety and economic opportunity by providing re-entry programming for prisoners who need support to successfully reintegrate into their communities.
Strengthens the Department’s capacity to target violent criminal activity and makes sure the Nation’s borders are secure.
Addresses the national security and intelligence challenges confronting the FBI and otherDepartment of Justice components.
Provides a $3 billion increase in K-12 education programs, plus up to $1 billion in additional funding if Congress successfully completes a fundamental overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Supports needed reforms of Federal K-12 programs to promote college- and careerreadiness, enhance teacher and principal effectiveness, deliver a rigorous and complete education, improve educational options, and prepare our children for the jobs of the future.
Supports reform of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which authorizes $10 billion for job training and employment services.
Starts a joint Labor-Treasury initiative to stop the inappropriate misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
Rebuilds worker protection programs to strengthen enforcement of labor standards.
Expands families’ access to paid leave by creating a new fund to help States launch paid
Boosts funding for unemployment insurance integrity efforts and proposes legislative changes that would reduce improper payments by over $4 billion and employer tax evasion by $300 million over 10 years.
Supports health insurance reform by expanding patient-centered health research to give
patients and physicians the best available information on what treatments will work the best for them; supporting investments in health information technology; expanding prevention and wellness activities; and launching payment reform demonstration programs in Medicare.
Adds $290 million for health centers to expand health care access to the medically
Expands support for biomedical research, by providing an increase of $1 billion for the
National Institutes of Health.
Invests approximately $1.4 billion to strengthen food safety efforts and implement core
principles of the President’s Food Safety Working Group.
Supports over 8,500 health care professionals in medically underserved areas through the National Health Service Corps.
Continues a commitment to invest in the Indian health system to eliminate health disparities by increasing access to health care services among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Invests in our Nation’s prevention and wellness activities to improve health outcomes and lower costs, through the Federal workforce, community-based and State and local efforts.
Invests more than $3 billion for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities to expand
access to affordable health care and prevention services.
Includes $25.5 billion for a six-month extension of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) temporary increase in the Federal Medicaid match.
Improves preparedness by increasing funding for biodefense medical countermeasure
Places a renewed emphasis on preventing, detecting, and recouping fraudulent, wasteful, and abusive payments in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Expands and strengthens early education and child care programs by extending the ARRA expansion of Head Start and Early Head Start, providing an increase of $1.6 billion for child care to serve 235,000 more children than could be served without the additional funds in 2011, and supporting work with the Congress to improve quality in the Child Care and Development Fund.
Provides $1.35 billion to expand Race to the Top for school districts as well as States to carry out systemic reform, and $500 million to continue the Investing in Innovation program to test, validate, and scales up effective approaches to student learning.
Increases the number, and improves the distribution of, effective teachers and principals,
by investing $950 million in competitive grants to States and school districts that build
comprehensive systems to recruit, prepare, retain, and reward effective teachers and
Invests $210 million in Promise Neighborhoods, an initiative that integrates school reform with strong family supports and effective community services across an entire neighborhood.
Provides $12.5 billion for the Social Security Administration, an 8 percent increase, targeted at reducing backlogs and improving service for the American public.
Adds $6 billion to NASA’s budget over five years and draws upon American ingenuity to
enable us to embark on an ambitious 21st Century program of human space exploration.
Initiates flagship exploration technology development and demonstration programs of “gamechanging” technologies that will increase the reach and reduce the costs of future human space exploration as well as other NASA, government, and commercial space activities.
Embraces the commercial space industry and the thousands of new jobs that it can create by contracting with American companies to provide astronaut transportation to the Space Station.
Ends NASA’s Constellation program, which was planning to use an approach similar to the Apollo program to return astronauts back to the Moon 50 years after that program’s triumphs. An independent panel found that Constellation was years behind schedule and would require large budget increases to land even a handful of astronauts back on the Moon before 2030.
Extends the International Space Station and enhances its utilization, bringing nations together in a common pursuit of knowledge and excellence in space.
Supports $28 billion in loan guarantees to help small businesses access the credit they need to grow and create jobs.
Provides competitive technical assistance grants to better support business development and regional economic growth.
Restructures Federal Wage Reporting.
Expands educational options and increases access to high-quality schools by investing $490 million to grow effective charter schools and other effective, autonomous public schools that achieve results, develop new approaches, and give parents more choices.
Consolidates 38 K-12 programs into 11 new programs that emphasize competitive funding, accountability for outcomes and flexibility in approaches, and use of evidence to get results.
Funds the Agency’s operating budget at $3.8 billion to support regulatory, research, and
Provides grants for States and Tribes to administer delegated environmental programs at $1.3 billion, the highest level ever.
Provides $3.3 billion total for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.
Expands support for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to prevent new HIV infections while providing care and treatment to millions of people, and for the President’s Malaria Initiative to dramatically reduce the prevalence of this disease.
Increases funding for the President’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative to help poor countries improve the nutritional and income status of millions of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from hunger by 2015.
Increases aid to Afghanistan and Pakistan to revitalize economic development and confront the resurgence of the Taliban.
Supports continued progress toward a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq and prepares the Department of State to assume responsibility for security, logistics, and police training programs as part of the military-to-civilian transition in Iraq
Secures timely, sufficient, and predictable funding for health care services through 2012 with advance appropriations for VA Medical Care.
Increases access to medical care services by focusing on the unique needs of women
veterans and continuing the enrollment of over 500,000 previously ineligible veterans into VA health care by 2013.
Supports timely and high-quality delivery of health care and benefits through 21st Century technology, including the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record and benefits processing systems.
Funds the Administration’s commitment to dramatically reduce veteran homelessness.
Continues the emphasis on specialized care for veterans with psychological and cognitive health needs, especially due to post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
Provides greater benefits to veterans who are medically retired from service.
Click On Links:
2011 Budget Terminations, Reductions And Savings
H.R. 3962 Summary
2010 Budget Plan Terminations And Reductions
Obama Call For Spending Freezes
Summary Of The Defense Appropriation Bill
Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
Earmarks In The $1.1T Federal Spending Bill
The World’s Most Powerful People
Obama Facing Debt Payments, $1.6 TRILLION Due By March