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CPB appropriations by year

This is CPB’s account of its history of annual appropriations since its founding in more than 40 years ago. Figures shown represent millions of dollars (for example, $5.0 = $5 million). More recent figures may be posted by CPB.
Fiscal
Year
Admin.
Request
House
Allocation
Senate
Allocation
Appropriation
1969 $9.0 (b) $6.0 $5.0
1970 $15.0 (b) $15.0 $15.0
1971 $22.0 (b) $27.0 $23.0
1972 $35.0 $35.0 $35.0 $35.0
1973 $45.0 $45.0 $45.0 $35.0
1974 $45.0 (b) $55.0 $50.0
1975 $60.0 $60.0 $65.0 $62.0
1976 $70.0 $78.5 $78.5 $78.5
TQ (a) $17.0 $17.5 $17.5 $17.5
1977 $70.0 $96.7 $103.0 $103.0
1978 $80.0 $107.1 $121.1 $119.2
1979 $90.0 $120.2 $140.0 $120.2
1980 $120.0 $145.0 $172.0 $152.0
1981 $162.0 $162.0 $162.0 $162.0
1982 $172.0 $172.0 $172.0 $172.0
1983 $172.0 $172.0 $172.0 $137.0
1984 $110.0 $110.0 $130.0 $137.5
1985 $85.0 $130.0 $130.0 $150.5
1986 $75.0 $130.0 $130.0 $159.5
1987 $186.0 (b) $238.0 $200.0
1988 $214.0 (b) $214.0 $214.0
1989 $214.0 $214.0 $238.0 $228.0
1990 $214.0 $238.0 $248.0 $229.4
1991 $214.0 (b) $245.0 $245.0
1992 $242.1 $242.1 $260.0 $251.1
1993 $259.6 $259.6 $275.0 $259.6
1994 $260.0 $253.3 $284.0 $275.0
1995 $275.0 $271.6 $310.0 $285.6
1996 $292.6 $292.6 $320.0 $275.0
1997 $292.6 (b) $330.0 $260.0
1998 $296.4 $240.0 $260.0 $250.0
1999 $275.0 $250.0 $250.0 $250.0
2000 $325.0 $300.0 $300.0 $300.0
2001 $340.0 $340.0 $340.0 $340.0
2002 $350.0 $340.0 $350.0 $350.0
2003 $365.0 $365.0 $365.0 $362.8
2004 (c) $365.0 $395.0 $377.8
2005 (c) $380.0 $395.0 $386.8
2006 (c) (d) $335.0 $400.0 $396.0
2007 (c) (d) $400.0 $400.0 $400.0
2008 (c) (d) $400.0 $400.0 $393.0
2009 (c) (d) none $400.0 $400.0
2010 (c) (d) $420.0 $420.0 $420.0
2011 (c) $430.0 $430.0 $429.1
2012 $440.0 $440.0 $450.0 $444.1
2013 $460.0 $460.0 $460.0 $445.0
2014 $451.0 none $445.0 $445.0

Notes

(a) Transition Quarter funding, during which federal budget year changed from July to September.

(b) Allowance not included in House Bill because of lack of authorizing legislation.

(c) From FY 2002-2011, the Bush Administration declined to request two-year advance funding for CPB.

(d) From FY 2006-2010, the Bush Administration proposed rescissions to CPB’s already-enacted two-year advanced funding.

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