White House FY2023 Budget


On March 28th, President Biden released his FY2023 budget request. The budget includes $28.5 billion in discretionary funding for USDA, a $4.8 billion increase from FY2022. Of that amount, $15 million is set aside for the National School Lunch Program, $6 million for the School Breakfast Program. $21 million is made available to carry out studies and evaluations of child nutrition programs and $35 million for school nutrition equipment grants.

The President’s budget kicks off the FY2023 appropriations process and serves as a blueprint for Congress as they work to pass budget resolutions based on the President’s proposal. (See more details on the process here.) In the White House fact sheet the Administration states, “The President is committed to working with Congress to sign legislation that lowers costs for American families…” including “…nutritious food at school and resources to purchase food over the summer months…”

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