Washington, D.C. Releases FY18 Proposed Budget with Large Investments in Education and Public Safety

Published: August 16, 2017

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Washington, D.C. has released its FY 2018 proposed budget and financial plan.

Washington, D.C. released its FY 2018 proposed budget and financial plan, which includes its capital improvement plan for FY 2018-2023. Highlights of the proposed plan include:


  • Expanding and improving Child Care by $15 million
  • $1.3 billion for school modernization over 6 years

Justice and Public Safety

  • $2.3 million for the creation of a Returning Citizens Portal managed by the Department of Corrections
  • $20 million for upgrades to the District's 311/911 hardware and software
  • $39.7 million for the purchase of new Metro Police Department vehicles

Community Development

  • $16 million for the redevelopment of Walter Reed
  • $85 million for the New Communities Initiative
  • $$16.8 million towards the Washington D.C. Infrastructure Academy at Saint Elizabeth's East Campus

Health and Human Services

  • $10.2 million for a new TANF policy
  • $3.3 million towards the Alternatives to Court Experiences (ACE) and Parent Adolescent Support Services (PASS) programs
  • $1 million for the Joyful Foods initiative

General Government Services

  • Increasing the District's snow budget by $3.8 million
  • Expanding the Department of Public Work's grounds maintenance and leaf collection efforts by $1.5 million

Access all of the District's budget documents here.