Second FY 2017 CR Extends into April

Budget Brief 16-12
December 12, 2016

Summary 

Congress approved—and the president signed—a second continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 that will keep the federal government operating until April 28, 2017. The CR:

  • requires a -0.1901% across-the-board (ATB) rescission for most discretionary programs

  • extends Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs until April 28

  • appropriates $500 million for opioid response state grants

  • provides funding for disaster relief and the Flint, Michigan, water crisis

This Budget Brief highlights what states need to know about the CR. Table 1 shows annualized funding levels for major grants under it.