Statement by Acting Administrator Katy Kale on the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
May 28, 2021
Agency Budget Request Emphasizes Strategic Investments and Improved Technology
WASHINGTON - The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the administration continues to make progress addressing the pandemic and getting our economy back on track, the budget makes historic investments that will help the country build back better and lay the foundation for shared growth and prosperity for decades to come.
"Through strategic investments in our nation’s infrastructure, we can make public buildings more resilient and sustainable, make government technology more accessible and secure, and continue the transition to an electric federal fleet,” said Acting Administrator Katy Kale. “This will create thousands of good-paying jobs across the country while saving taxpayer dollars.”
The budget builds off of the two historic plans the president has already put forward — the Americans Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan – and reinvests in the foundations of our country’s strength.
The president’s FY 2022 budget request for GSA includes funding to:
- Strengthen the ability of the federal government to strategically prioritize technology investments across the government: The FY 2022 budget request for the Technology Modernization Fund includes $500 million for transfers to agencies in support of projects selected by the interagency TMF Board and for services and work related to the administration of the fund. Additional funding in FY 2022 will allow the TMF to continue to tackle more complex, impactful IT modernization efforts. The program will prioritize proposals and investments that modernize and support priority agency assets and services, cybersecurity, public-facing digital services, and cross-government collaboration / scalable services.
- Generate economic recovery through investments that optimize the federal real estate inventory: The FY 2022 budget request includes $11 billion in budget authority to execute GSA’s strategy of prioritizing customer agency needs in a continually evolving real estate environment, while balancing the ongoing and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on GSA’s entire portfolio. Of the $11 billion, $1.7 billion is designated to improve the space utilization, safety and condition of government-owned assets and $417 million will go toward new construction projects to support the critically important missions of agencies. All these resources will also improve the environmental impact and climate resiliency of GSA’s federally owned buildings. GSA’s FY 2022 budget request also enables GSA to make sound and cost-effective investments aimed at reducing long-term costs to the American public while furthering the administration’s climate resiliency goals.
- Tackle the climate crisis by transitioning the fleet to zero emission vehicles: The FY 2022 request provides for a total of $300 million for GSA to procure zero emission and electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure to support the administration’s goal of electrifying the federal fleet. This funding serves as a down payment on a multi-year transformation of the federal fleet along with additional administration initiatives to help position the United States as the global leader in electric vehicle manufacturing.
Enacting the GSA budget submission into law this year would strengthen our nation’s economy and lay the foundation for shared prosperity, while also improving our nation’s long-term fiscal health.
In addition to the discretionary resources above, the President’s America Jobs Plan proposes an additional $18 billion for GSA to accelerate the Federal Government’s transition to electric vehicles, tackle a long backlog of public buildings construction and major renovation projects that will position the Government for a greener and more space-efficient future, and establish a Federal Capital Revolving Fund to help tackle the largest of those projects and save taxpayer resources.
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About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.