Children’s Budget 2020

First Focus on Children

This report from First Focus on Children presents analysis of the U.S. spending on children and children's services, including child welfare, in 2020. This year’s Children’s Budget includes, for the first time, a deeper analysis of how the federal budget impacts children in spending when it comes to U.S. international affairs budget, which is spent across seven departments and agencies, including the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The authors estimate the children’s share of that spending at around 9 percent and find that this funding is so limited it only reflects about 0.11 percent of the overall federal budget. These dollars are dedicated to helping address the global needs of children.