FY 2010 Budget

Federal construction projects are funded through a two-step process: authorization and appropriation. Whereas authorizations provide the authority and parameters for federal spending, no construction projects break ground without spending first being made available to federal agencies through the annual appropriations process.

Following an agreement on discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the remainder of fiscal year 2014. The bill known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 included all twelve appropriations bills and provides $1.1 trillion in discretionary funding for federal government agencies. The chart below shows the federal construction accounts, their 2014 and 2013 appropriated levels and the Administration's budget request for fiscal years 2014. Federal construction accounts will receive nearly $108 billion in funding - which amounts to an overall decrease of slightly over $1 billion from FY 2013. It should be noted that the 2013 numbers do not take into account sequestration cuts. As a result, contractors should expect to a slight increase in certain areas like military construction spending. AGC supports overall programmatic increases in federal construction accounts that keep pace with inflation and meet the nation's growing public works needs.

AGC Summary
FY 2010 Federal Construction Accounts

(dollars in millions)

Program FY 2009 Final Bill FY 2010 Budget Request Budget vs. FY 2009 Budget vs. FY 2009 % FY 2010 Final Bill FY 2010 vs. FY 2009 FY 2010 vs. FY 2009 % FY 2010 vs. Budget FY 2010 vs. Budget %
Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities

46.8

0.0

-46.8

-100%

70.8

24.0

51.3%

70.8

-

Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Buildings and Facilities

4.7

4.7

0.0

0%

4.7

0.0

0.0%

0.0

0.0%

Natural Resources Conservation Service, Watershed and Flood Protection Operations

24.3

0.0

-24.3

-100%

30.0

5.7

23.5%

5.7

-

Natural Resources Conservation Service, Watershed Rehabilitation Program

40.0

175.0

135.0

337.5%

40.1

0.1

0.3%

-134.9

9.1%

Rural Utilities Service, Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program

556.3

546.2

-10.1

-1.8%

568.7

12.4

2.2%

22.5

4.1%

Food and Drug Administration, Buildings and Facilities

12.4

0.0

-12.4

-100%

12.4

0.0

0.0%

0.0

-

Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental

244.2

346.2

102.0

41.8%

293.0

48.8

20.0%

-53.2

-15.4%

Rural Housing Service, Multi-Family Housing Revitalization Program

27.7

31.6

3.9

14.1%

43.2

15.5

56.0%

11.6

36.7%

Rural Community Facilities Program

63.8

55.0

-8.8

-13.8%

54.9

-8.9

-13.9%

-0.1

-0.2%

Farm Labor Program

18.3

17.0

-1.3

-7.1%

19.7

1.4

7.7%

2.7

15.9%

Commerce/Justice/ Science
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Construction

153.5

142.8

-10.7

-7%

239.9

86.4

56.3%

97.1

68.0%

Federal Prison System, Buildings and Facilities

575.8

96.7

-479.1

-83.2%

99.1

-476.7

-82.8%

2.4

2.5

U.S. Marshals Service, Construction

4.0

14.0

10.0

250%

14.0

10.0

1.7%

0.0

0.0%

Economic Development Administration

240.0

246.0

6.0

2.5%

255.0

15.0

250.0%

9.0

3.7%

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Construction of Research Facilities

172.0

116.9

-55.1

-32%

147.0

-25.0

6.3%

30.1

25.7%

National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction

1,243.6

1,391.3

147.7

11.9%

1,360.3

116.7

9.4%

-31.0

-2.2%

National Science Foundation, Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction

152.0

117.3

-34.7

-22.8%

117.2

-34.8

-22.9%

-0.1

-0.1%

State/Foreign Operations
Department of State, Embassy Security Construction and Maintenance

1,706.6

898.7

-807.9

-47.3%

1,724.1

17.5

1.0%

825.4

-34.7

United States Agency for International Development, Capital Investment Fund

35.8

213.0

177.2

495%

139.0

103.2

288.3%

-74.0

0.0%

International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico

43.3

43.3

0.0

0%

43.3

0.0

0.0%

0.0

60.0%

Energy & Water
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, General Investigations

168.1

100.0

-68.1

-40.5%

160.0

-8.1

-4.8%

60.0

18.2%

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction General

2,141.7

1,718.0

-423.7

-19.8%

2,031.0

-110.7

-5.2%

313.0

37.1%

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River and Tributaries

383.8

248.0

-135.8

-35.4%

340.0

-43.8

-11.4%

92.0

-4.2%

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Operations and Maintenance

2,201.9

2,504.0

302.1

13.7%

2,400.0

198.1

9.0%

-104.0

0.0%

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

140.0

134.0

-6.0

-4.3%

134.0

-6.0

-4.3%

0.0

0.0%

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies

0.0

41.0

41.0

-

0.0

0.0

-

-41.0

-100.0%

Bureau of Reclamation, Water and Related Resources

920.3

893.1

-27.2

-3%

928.5

8.2

0.9%

35.4

4.0%

Appalachian Regional Commission (non-highway)

75.0

76.0

1.0

1.3%

76.0

1.0

1.3%

0.0

171.1%

Delta Regional Authority

13.0

13.0

0.0

0%

13.0

0.0

0.0%

0.0

0.0%

Denali Commission

11.8

12.0

0.2

1.7%

11.8

0.0

0.0%

-0.2

-1.7%

Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup

261.8

237.5

-24.3

-9.3%

244.7

-17.1

-6.5%

7.2

3.0%

Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund

535.5

559.4

23.9

4.5%

573.9

38.4

100.0%

14.5

2.7%

Defense Environmental Cleanup

5,657.3

5,495.8

-161.5

-2.9%

5,642.3

-15.0

-0.3%

146.5

2.7%

United States Coast Guard, Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements

1,494.6

1,384.0

-110.6

-7.4%

1,537.1

42.5

100.0%

153.1

11.1%

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses

86.5

43.5

-43.0

-49.7%

43.5

-43.0

-49.7%

0.0

0.0%

Homeland Security
Secret Service, Construction

4.2

4.0

-0.2

-4.8%

4.0

-0.2

-4.8%

34.0

850.0%

Interior & Environment
Environmental Protection Agency, Buildings and Facilities

35.0

37.0

2.0

5.7%

37.0

2.0

5.7%

0.0

0.0%

Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund

1,285.0

1,308.5

23.5

1.8%

1,306.5

21.5

100.0%

-2.0

-0.2

Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

689.1

2,400.0

1,710.9

248.3%

2,100.0

-2,789.1

-404.7%

-300.0

-12.5%

Environmental Protection Agency, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund

829.0

1,500.0

671.0

80.9%

1,380.0

551.0

66.5%

-120.0

-8.0%

Environmental Protection Agency, STAG Water Infrastructure Grants

145.0

0.0

-145.0

-100%

156.8

11.8

8.1%

156.8

-

Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Projects

97.0

100.0

3.0

3.1%

100.0

3.0

3.1%

0.0

0.0%

Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Grants

49.5

49.5

0.0

0.0%

49.5

0.0

0.0%

0.0

0.0%

Environmental Protection Agency, Leaking Underground Storage Tank

112.6

113.1

0.5

0.4%

113.1

0.5

0.4%

0.0

0.0%

Bureau of Land Management, Construction

6.6

6.6

0.0

0.0%

8.6

2.0

30.3%

2.0

30.3%

U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Construction

35.6

29.8

-5.8

-16.3%

37.4

1.8

5.1%

7.6

25.5%

National Park Service, Construction

233.2

206.0

-27.2

-11.7%

233.0

-0.2

-0.1%

27.0

13.1%

Historic Preservation Fund

70.0

77.7

7.7

11%

79.5

9.5

13.6%

1.8

2.3%

Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

52.9

32.1

-20.8

-39.3%

35.6

-17.3

-32.7%

3.5

10.9%

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Construction

217.7

200.0

-17.7

-8.1%

225.0

7.3

13.8%

25.0

12.5%

National Forest System, Capital Improvement

495.4

557.0

61.6

12.4%

556.1

60.7

3.4%

-0.9

-0.2%

Smithsonian Insitution

123.0

125.0

2.0

1.6%

125.0

2.0

12.3%

0.0

0.0%

National Gallery of Art

17.4

56.3

38.9

223.6%

56.3

38.9

1.6%

0.0

0.0%

Kennedy Center

15.1

17.4

2.3

15.2%

17.4

2.3

223.6%

0.0

0.0%

Indian Health Facilities, Construction

390.2

394.8

4.6

1.2%

394.8

4.6

15.2%

0.0

0.0%

Labor/HHS/ Education
National Institutes of Health, Buildings and Facilities

125.6

125.6

0.0

0%

100.0

-25.6

100.0%

-25.6

-20.4%

Centers for Disease Control, Buildings and Facilities

151.5

30.0

-121.5

-80.2%

69.1

-82.4

100.0%

39.1

130.3%

Military/ Veterans
Military Construction

12,197.7

12,688.3

490.6

4%

13,074.0

876.3

-54.4%

385.7

3.0%

Base Realignment and Closure Commission

9,224.0

7,876.3

-1,347.7

-14.6%

7,455.5

-1,768.5

7.2%

-420.8

-5.3%

Military Family Housing

3,158.5

1,932.8

-1,225.7

-38.8%

2,600.0

-558.5

-19.2%

667.2

34.5%

Veterans Administration, Construction, Major Projects

923.4

1,194.0

270.6

29.3%

1,194.0

270.6

29.3%

0.0

0.0%

Veterans Administration, Construction, Minor Projects

741.5

600.0

-141.5

-19.1%

703.0

-38.5

-5.2%

-741.5

-123.6%

Veterans Administration, Grants for Construction of State Extended Care Facilities

175.0

85.0

-90.0

-51.4%

100.0

-75.0

-42.9%

15.0

17.6%

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Formerly Utilized Defense Sites

140.0

134.0

-6.0

-4.3%

134.0

-6.0

-4.3%

0.0

0.0%

Transportation/HUD
Federal Aviation Administration, Facilities and Equipment

2,742.1

2,925.2

183.1

6.7%

2,936.2

194.1

7.1%

11.0

0.4%

Federal Aviation Administration, Airport Improvement Program

3,514.5

3,515.0

0.5

0%

3,515.0

0.5

0.0%

-68.0

-1.9%

Federal Highway Adminisration Obligation Limitation

40,700.0

41,100.0

400.0

1.0%

41,107.0

407.0

1.0%

-41.100.0

-100.0%

AMTRAK

1,490.0

1,501.9

11.9

0.8%

1,583.6

93.6

6.3%

81.7

5.4%

Federal Transit Administration, Formula and Bus Grants

8,260.6

8,300.0

39.4

0.5%

8,343.7

83.1

1.0%

43.7

2.1%

Federal Transit Administration, Capital Investment Grants

1,809.3

1,827.3

18.0

1.0%

2,000.0

190.7

10.5%

172.7

0.0%

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant

3,900.0

4,450.0

550.0

14.1%

4,450.0

550.0

14.1%

0.0

0.0%

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Home Investment Partnerships Program

1,825.0

1,825.0

0.0

0.0%

1,825.0

0.0

0.0%

0.0

0.0%

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Public Housing Capital Fund

2,450.0

2,244.0

-206.0

-8.4%

2,500.0

50.0

2.0%

256.0

11.4%

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Brownfields Redevelopment

10.0

0.0

-10.0

-100.0%

17.5

7.5

75.0%

17.5

-

General Services Administration, Construction and Acquisition

746.3

657.6

-88.7

-11.9%

894.0

147.7

19.8%

147.7

22.5%

General Services Administration, Repairs and Alterations

692.4

496.3

-196.1

-28.3%

413.8

-278.6

-40.2%

-774.9

-156.1%

District of Columbia, Water and Sewer Authority

16.0

20.0

4.0

25.0%

20.0

4.0

25.0%

0.0

0.0%

District of Columbia, Consolidate Laboratory Facility

21.0

15.0

-6.0

-28.6%

15.0

-6.0

-28.6

0.0

0.0%

National Archives and Records Administration, Repairs and Restoration

50.7

27.5

-23.2

-45.8%

27.5

-23.2

-45.8%

0.0

0.0%

Total: 119,425.0 118,700.6 -724.4 -0.6% 121,505.7 2,080.7 1.7% 2,805.1 2.4%