Peace Corps' Budget

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At $410 million, Peace Corps is less than 1 percent of the International Affairs Budget and Represents less than 0.01 percent of federal spending.


Status | The Administration's Fiscal Year 2018 budget request was $398.2 million, a nearly-$12 million or 2.7% cut—the largest cut requested from the White House in over 40 years. The House met the president's request, but the Senate provided level funding. However, the Peace Corps, like almost all Federal agencies, is currently operating on its Fiscal Year 2017 budget—$410 million—as Congress has failed to pass a budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The next few weeks are critical: Congress continues to negotiate a budget deal, and the president's Fiscal Year 2019 budget is expected to be released in February, with more cuts anticipated.

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