National Priorities Project (NPP) is a non-profit, non-partisan federal budget research organization that uses robust research, high-quality data analysis, and innovative tools to put citizens at the center of federal budget decision-making.
We make sense of federal budget data so that people can exercise their right and responsibility to understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. In the face of today’s complex federal budget debates, we humanize and democratize the budget by fusing data with citizen participation.
For almost 30 years, NPP has been making the federal budget accessible and transparent so that people can oversee and influence how their tax dollars are spent. NPP takes the mystery out of the federal budget by shaping raw spending data into information that’s meaningful to average citizens. Our tools show how federal spending affects people’s lives and communities, compares actual spending against citizen priorities, and makes the budget engaging, interactive, and social…even fun.
NPP believes that civic engagement is essential to solve the challenges of our democracy. Many of today’s most pressing issues revolve around the federal budget, from healthcare to the deficit to tax cuts. Citizens should be a critical part of the solution, but first they must have the information they need to understand the federal budget and its impact on their lives.