Department of the Interior
The bill provides a total of $14.1 billion for the Department of the Interior, $776 million above FY 2021. This includes:
$1.9 billion in accordance with the Great American Outdoors Act for projects within the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund and $900 million for Land and Water Conservation Fund projects. The $900 million includes $418 million for the federal program, $330 million for the state grants program and $152 million for other nonfederal grant programs.
$1.74 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation, which includes $155 million to fund long-term drought strategies in the West, including water storage, water recycling and reuse, and desalination.
$1.41 billion for the Bureau of Land Management, a $101 million increase, which includes:
- $137 million for the wild horse and burro program, a $21 million increase.
- $78 million for sage grouse conservation.
- $49 million for National Conservation Lands.
$515 million for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, which fully funds payments to counties.
$286 million for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, a $46 million increase, including $149 million for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund.
Other funding includes:
$3.85 billion for fire suppression, including $2.45 billion via the Wildfire Suppression Operations Reserve Fund. This gives the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior an assured amount of funding to be used when regular appropriated funds are spent.
Department of Homeland Security
Requires companies in critical sectors such as energy, finance and health to alert the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within 72 hours when they are hacked. It would also require these businesses to alert CISA within 24 hours of paying a ransom as part of a ransomware attack. In exchange for reporting these incidents and providing updates as they learn new information, companies would receive limited liability protections.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: Provides $2.6 billion, $568.7 million more than fiscal 2021.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Provides $14.8 billion, a decrease of $428.2 million.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Provides $409.5 million, $281.7 million more than fiscal 2021.
$1.45 billion in additional support for Customs and Border Protection, ICE and FEMA to help manage the high volume of migrants arriving at the southern border.
$645 million for the state Homeland Security Grant Program, a $610 million increase.
$355 million for Emergency Management Performance Grants.
$23.9 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a $2.19 billion increase. The bill provides $18.8 billion for disaster response and recovery efforts and increases the federal share of the cost for response and recovery to at least 90% from 75% for disasters and emergencies that were declared or occurred in 2020 and 2021.
$8.2 billion to ICE, $6 million of this earmarked for anti-child labor activity; $4.1 billion is earmark for enforcement, detention and removal operations.
Requires ICE to make information about the 287(g) program publicly available and to terminate any 287(g) agreement if it is determined that the terms have been materially violated.
Ensures that information shared with ICE by the Department of Health and Human Services on potential sponsors of unaccompanied children cannot be used by ICE for detention or removal purposes unless the sponsor has a dangerous criminal background.
Requires ICE to publish information on a publicly available website with the numbers and types of people in its custody, such as families and transgender detainees; border apprehension detainees; interior enforcement detainees; and those who are in custody who have a positive credible fear claim.
Federal Communications Commission
$382 million for the FCC, an $8 million increase, to support efforts to expand broadband access, improve the security of U.S. telecommunications networks and administer billions in COVID relief programs.
Department of Health and Human Services
Provides $108.3 billion for HHS, $11.3 billion more than FY 2021. Highlights include:
- $1 billion to establish the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health within the HHS Office of the Secretary to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs for diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and cancer.
- $45 billion for the National Institutes of Health, a $2.25 billion increase.
- $6.5 billion for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a $530 million increase.
- $8.9 billion for the Health Resources and Services Administration, a $1.4 billion increase.
- $8.5 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $582 million more than FY 2021. This includes $903 million in transfers from the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
- $200 million in new funding for public health infrastructure and capacity.
- $29.9 billion in discretionary funding for the administration for Children and Families, a $5.2 billion increase. This includes:
- $558 million more for early childhood education programs.
- $6.2 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, $254 million more than FY 2021.
- $3.8 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, a $50 million increase.
- $755 million for the Community Services Block Grant, an increase of $10 million.
- $161 million for Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Grants and Community Based Child Abuse Prevention programs, an increase of $10 million.
- Increases the federal medical assistance percentage for certain territories until Dec. 13. Puerto Rico will receive an additional $200 million if the HHS certifies its state Medicaid plan meets certain requirements.
- $140.4 billion in required mandatory spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including $3 billion for the SNAP reserve fund, which will serve more than 42 million people. This fully funds participation, as well as the SNAP enhanced allotments authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
- Extends and expands telehealth flexibilities for 151 days after the end of the public health emergency.
Additional details can be found here.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
For the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the bill provides $65.7 billion for FY 2022, $5.32 billion more in programmatic funding than FY 2021:
- $280 million for new incremental Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
- $1.5 billion for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
- $1.4 billion for the Housing for the Elderly and Housing for Persons with Disabilities programs.
- $350 million in the Choice Neighborhoods program.
- $8.45 billion to help preserve the nation’s public housing.
- $415 million for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes to improve living conditions and health of low-income families by investing in lead paint mitigation and radon testing, including $25 million to conduct lead inspections in housing choice voucher units.
- $3.2 billion to address critical routine maintenance and repairs in nearly one million public housing units.
- $11 billion to construct new and repair old affordable housing and improve critical health, safety and maintenance of public and low-income housing.
- $30 million for a newly created Thriving Communities Program for DOT and HUD to provide technical assistance, planning and capacity building to rural and urban underserved communities in need of improved transportation systems and to address historical inequities.
Department of Justice
$3.9 billion for grants to state and local law enforcement, an increase of $506.4 million. This includes:
- $674.5 million for Byrne JAG.
- $512 million for Community Oriented Policing Services programs.
- $201 million to address sexual assault kit and other DNA evidence backlogs.
- $115 million for Second Chance Act programs.
- $572.5 million for grant programs to address substance use disorders.
- $135 million for the STOP School Violence Act.
- $575 million for Violence Against Women Act prevention and prosecution programs.
- $95 million for grants to improve the NICS firearms background check system.
- $50 million for a new community violence intervention and prevention initiative.
- Nearly $300 million in community projects to fight crime and improve public safety.
- $234 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
- $99 million for Missing and Exploited Children programs. The department is directed to distribute the increased amount proportionally among such programs, excluding research and technical assistance activities.
- $3.8 million for state and local law enforcement and crime prevention programs.
- $10 million for a competitive grant program for state and local law enforcement and correctional facilities to educate, train and prepare officers to appropriately interact with mentally ill or disabled individuals.
- $5 million for a newly authorized grant program that will assist state and local governments, laboratories and nonprofit organizations in the transportation, processing, identification and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains, including migrants.
- $5 million for a grant program that supports community-based organizations and civil rights groups with implementing and facilitating educational classes and community services that address hate crimes and provide support for victims in their communities.
- $4.5 million for the Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System grant program, which will allow for federal replication of successful state and local prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are most likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.
$70 million for the research, evaluation and statistics account of the Office of Justice Programs. This includes:
- $4 million to evaluate, research and study First Step Act programs and activities.
- $1.5 million for the National Institute of Justice to administer a competitive grant to an accredited research university for a feasibility study on the establishment of a federal system to count and track substantiated cases of sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment in youth serving organizations, including organized sports, schools and camps.
- $5 million for the continued development and testing of the department's pilot campus climate survey on sexual harassment and sexual assault.
$760 million to the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
Department of Labor
$13.2 billion for the Department of Labor, an increase of $653 million. This includes funding for existing programs, including Employer and Training Administration funding for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act state grants; dislocated workers; Native American programs; migrant and seasonal farmworkers; YouthBuild; reintegration of ex-offenders; the Workforce Data Quality Initiative; registered apprenticeships; and demonstration and pilot projects.
$3.9 billion for Employment and Training Services, an increase of $249 million, for necessary expenses of the WIOA and the National Apprenticeship Act, which includes:
- $2.9 billion for grants to states for adult employment and training activities ($870 million), youth activities ($933 million), and dislocated worker employment and training activities ($1 billion).
- $301 million for dislocated workers assistance national reserve.
- $57 million for Native American programs.
- $95 million for migrant and seasonal farmworker programs.
- $99 million for YouthBuild activities.
- $102 million for ex-offender activities.
- $6 million for Workforce Data Quality Initiative.
- $235 million to expand opportunities through registered apprenticeships.
- $138 million to carry out demonstration and pilot projects, including those related to the employment and training needs of dislocated workers, other adults or youth.
$1.7 billion for Job Corps, the same as FY 2021, for operations; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles; the construction, alteration and repairs of buildings and other facilities; and the purchase of real property for training centers.
Department of Transportation
Just over $100 billion for federal transportation programs—a total of $140 billion, a 60% increase, when adding the FY 2022 appropriation provisions contained within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The omnibus fully implements program authorized levels in the infrastructure bill.
- $61 billion for federal highway investments, along with $9.5 billion from the infrastructure bill for an FY 2022 total of $70.5 billion, a 44% increase over 2021.
- $16.3 billion for public transit, an increase of $3.3 billion from FY 2021; when combined with the infrastructure bill, public transit funding totals $20.5 billion in FY 2022, an increase of $7.6 billion (58%).
- $3.4 billion for passenger and freight rail investments, an increase of $483 million. When combined with the infrastructure bill, Congress provides $16.6 billion for passenger and freight rail in FY 2022, an increase of $13.7 billion (475%).
For a detailed summary of the state-based transportation provisions in the infrastructure law, read NCSL’s summary.
The omnibus also contains the return of earmarks, including $1.5 billion which are transportation focused. A list of all transportation earmarks can be found on Page 104.
Department of Veterans Affairs
$112.2 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs:
- $97.5 billion for Veterans Medical Care.
- $13.2 billion for mental health care, providing treatment and support for the nearly two million veterans who receive mental health services through the VA.
- $598 million to fund suicide prevention outreach.
- $840.4 million specifically for women’s health care and programs.
- $2.2 billion for homeless assistance programs.
- $2.5 billion to continue implementation of the new VA electronic health record system, ensuring veterans get proper care, with timely and accurate medical data.
- $1.4 billion for family housing.
- $224.7 million for child development centers.
- $2.2 billion for VA construction.
- $75 million to the Election Assistance Commission for Election Security Grants to augment state efforts to improve the security and integrity of federal elections. In addition, $20 million is included for EAC operating expenses, a $3 million increase.
- $180 million to the National Endowment of the Arts and $180 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, a $12.5 million increase.