The U.S. Department of Commerce’s FY 2021 Budget requests $7.9 billion in discretionary funding, a $7.3 billion or 48 percent decrease from the FY 2020 enacted level. The FY 2021 Budget Request prioritizes and protects investments in core government functions such as completing the 2020 Decennial Census, enforcing our trade laws, and taking steps to combat unfair trading practices; providing leadership in space commerce; supporting research and development in cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing, that will support the industries of the future; sustaining current weather satellites to provide vital forecast information for significant weather events; cutting red tape to help American businesses prosper; and supporting ongoing satellite acquisition and vessel recapitalization efforts to ensure the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will have the necessary assets to conduct its weather, fisheries, coastal, and research missions.
- FY 2021 Budget in Brief
- FY 2021 Congressional Budget Justification
- FY 2021 Budget Summary Discretionary Control Table
Agency priority goals
Performance plans and reports