U.S. Office of Management and Budget Releases President’s FY 2022 Discretionary Budget Request

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary budget request. The discretionary funding proposes $10.2 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF), $102.8 billion for the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED), $131.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and $35.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Some key investment areas are as follows:


  • Enhance fundamental research and development.
  • Address racial equity in science and engineering.
  • Advance climate science and sustainability research.
  • Strengthen U.S. leadership in emerging technologies.
  • Construct additional major research facilities.


  • Make a historic investment to support students in high-poverty schools.
  • Prioritize the physical and mental well-being of students.
  • Increase support for children with disabilities.
  • Support full service community schools.
  • Foster diverse schools.
  • Increase funding for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and community colleges to enroll, retain, and graduate students.


  • Strengthen national and global readiness for the next public health crisis.
  • Prioritize mental health.
  • Promote health equity by addressing racial disparities.
  • Expand access to affordable, high-quality early child care and learning.
  • Address racial inequity in the child welfare system.
  • Support survivors of domestic and gender based-violence.
  • Support research to understand disparate health impacts of climate change.
  • Protect rural healthcare access and expand the pipeline of rural healthcare providers.


  • Reinvigorate federal civil rights enforcement.
  • Combat the gun violence public health epidemic.
  • Invest in efforts to end gender-based violence.
  • Invest in community policing, police reform, and other efforts to address systemic inequities, including funding to support juvenile justice programs.

Later this spring, the OMB will release the President’s full budget proposal.

For more information, see the following documents:

The President’s FY 2022 Discretionary Request

FY 2022 Discretionary Request Press Release