House and Senate Appropriations Committees Release FY2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bills; Funding Provided for Federal-State Regional Commissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) –The House and Senate Appropriations Committees took action this week on their versions of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This bill includes funding for federal-state regional commissions.

The House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill totaling $37.4 billion, $259 million above the enacted FY2016 level and $168 million above the President’s FY2017 budget request. The bill includes the following funding allocations for federal-state regional commissions:

Appalachian Regional Commission: $146 million, level with the FY2016 enacted level and $26 million above the President’s budget request;
Delta Regional Authority: $15 million, $10 million below the FY2016 enacted level and $1 million above the President’s budget request;
Denali Commission: $11 million, level with the FY2016 enacted level and $4 million below the President’s budget request;
Northern Border Regional Commission: $5 million, $2.5 million below the FY2016 enacted level and level with the President’s budget request;
Southeast Crescent Regional Commission: $250,000, level with the FY2016 enacted amount and the President’s budget request.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved their version of a FY2017 Energy and Water Bill in both the subcommittee and full committee. The bill totals $37.5 billion, $355 million above the FY2016 enacted level and $261 million above the President’s FY2017 budget request. The bill is scheduled for consideration on the Senate floor next week. The bill includes the following funding allocations for federal-state regional commissions:

Appalachian Regional Commission: $151 million, $5 million above the FY2016 enacted level and $31 million above the President’s budget request;
Delta Regional Authority: $25 million, level with the FY2016 amount and $9 million above the President’s budget request;
Denali Commission: $15 million, $4 million above the FY2016 enacted level and level with the President’s budget request;
Northern Border Regional Commission: $10 million, $2.5 million above the FY2016 enacted level and $5 million above the President’s request;
Southeast Crescent Regional Commission: no funding provided.

Source: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the NADO Research Foundation

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