Budget Submissions

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2018, sent to Congress on May 23, 2017, includes $685.1 million for the BBG.

The BBG is committed to ongoing strategic and operational improvements. The FY 2018 Budget Request contains proposals to migrate to the most effective media platforms, respond readily to crises, keep pace with audiences in their demographic composition and interests, and sharpen strategy and results measurement to drive performance.

The FY 2018 Request is $685.1 million, a $63.1 million decrease from the FY 2017 Annualized CR level, which reflects proposed reductions across BBG which would likely require the prioritization of certain language services; optimization of information technology; shifting away from shortwave transmissions, where appropriate; reducing staffing through attrition and reductions-in-force, where necessary; and realizing efficiencies in support services.