Date: June 1, 2021
WAHSINGTON- The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022. As the Administration continues to make progress defeating 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.
The 2022 DOI budget request for Wildland Fire Management proposes significant increases to help mitigate the risks and impacts of catastrophic wildfire by improving the health, resiliency, and recovery of wildland ecoystems. The program has a significant role in advancing President’s Biden’s plan to address the climate crisis.
“Wildland fire and climate change are interconnected. The President’s Budget request for Wildland Fire Management takes significant and meaningful steps to better understand the effects of climate change on wildfires, and to mitigate wildfire risk and restore lands damaged by wildfires, particularly in areas adjacent to underrepresented communities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Rachael Taylor.
At the Department of the Interior, the Budget will:
For more information on the President’s FY 2022 Budget, please visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/.