Federal Science Budget Tracker

 

The Federal Science Budget Tracker provides up-to-date information on the status of budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.

Fiscal Year: 2018 | 2017

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FY18 Budget Request

Reference Material

 

Budget Document Year
Overall Budget Request FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
DOE Office of Science FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
DOE Applied Energy Offices FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
National Nuclear Security Administration FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
NASA FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
National Science Foundation FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
Department of Defense RDT&E FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
National Institute of Standards and Technology FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
National Institutes of Health FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
U.S. Geological Survey FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18

 

DOE Office of Science

FY18 DOE Office of Science Appropriations
Summary Table
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Office of Science 5,350 5,392 4,473 -17%            
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 621 647 722 12%            
Basic Energy Sciences 1,849 1,872 1,555 -17%            
Biological & Environmental Research 609 612 349 -43%            
Fusion Energy Sciences 438 380 310 -18%            
High Energy Physics 795 825 673 -19%            
Nuclear Physics 617 622 503 -19%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

 

FY18 DOE Office of Science Appropriations
Detailed Table
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 621 647 722 12%            
Exascale Computing Project - 164 197 20%            
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 104 110 149 36%            
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility 77 80 100 25%            
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center 86 92 80 -13%            
ESnet 38 45 45 0%            
Basic Energy Sciences 1,849 1,872 1,555 -17%            
Synchrotron Radiation Sources 482 494 428 -13%            
High Flux Neutron Sources 265 266 226 -15%            
Linac Coherent Light Source-II 200 190 182 -4.2%            
Energy Frontier Research Centers 110 - 99 -            
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade 20 43 20 -53%            
Center for Functional Nanomaterials 21 - 0 -100%            
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies 22 - 0 -100%            
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research 24 24 0 -100%            
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis 15 15 0 -100%            
EPSCoR 15 15 0 -100%            
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Biological & Environmental Research 609 612 349 -43%            
Bioenergy Research Centers 75 75 40 -47%            
Joint Genome Institute 70 - 58 -            
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Research Facility 65 - 34 -            
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory 43 - 25 -            
Fusion Energy Sciences 438 380 310 -18%            
Research 323 330 247 -25%            
ITER 115 50 63 26%            
High Energy Physics 795 825 673 -19%            
Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility 26 50 55 9.8%            
Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment 40 44 44 2.1%            
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Camera 41 45 10 -78%            
High Luminosity-LHC Accelerator Upgrade - - 27 -            
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument 10 12 2 -84%            
LUX ZEPLIN 11 13 14 13%            
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Nuclear Physics 617 622 503 -19%            
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 100 100 80 -20%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

DOE NNSA

FY18 National Nuclear Security Administration Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
NNSA 12,527 12,938 13,931 7.7%            
Weapons Activities 8,847 9,246 10,239 11%            
Directed Stockpile Work 3,388 3,308 3,977 20%            
Science 423 437 488 12%            
Engineering 131 132 193 46%            
Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition & High Yield  511 523 533 1.9%            
Advanced Simulation & Computing 623 663 734 11%            
Advanced Manufacturing 130 87 81 -7.5%            
Uranium Processing Facility 430 575 663 15%            
Chemistry & Metallurgy Replacement Project 156 151 181 20%            
U1a Complex Enhancements Project - 12 21 84%            
Recapitalization 353 743 427 -43%            
Maintenance & Repair of Facilities 227 324 360 11%            
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 1,940 1,883 1,793 -7.6%            
Naval Reactors 1,376 1,420 1,480 4.2%            
Federal Salaries & Expenses 364 390 419 7.3%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures. Rescissions of prior year balances included.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          
Senate Armed Services          
House Armed Services          

 

DOE Applied Energy

 

FY18 DOE Applied Energy Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2,073 2,090 636 -70%            
Nuclear Energy 986 1,017 703 -31%            
Fossil Energy1 632 668 280 -58%            
ARPA-E 291 306 20* -94%*            
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 206 230 120 -31%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

1. Oil reserve funding excluded.

* DOE requests $20 million, along with $45 million in prior year balances, to "execute the termination" of ARPA-E.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

NASA

FY18 NASA Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Operating Plan
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
NASA 19,285 19,653 19,092 -2.9%            
Science 5,584 5,765 5,712 -0.9%            
Earth Science 1,927 1,921 1,754 -8.7%            
Planetary Science1 1,628 1,828 1,930 5.6%            
Astrophysics + JWST1 1,345 1,301 1,306 0.4%            
Astrophysics1 725 732 773 5.6%            
James Webb Space Telescope 620 569 534 -6.3%            
Heliophysics 647 679 678 -0.1%            
STEM Education 37 37 44 19%            
Aeronautics 634 660 624 -5.5%            
Space Technology 686 687 679 -1.2%            
Exploration 3,996 4,324 3,934 -9.0%            
Orion 1,270 1,350 1,186 -12%            
Space Launch System 1,972 2,150 1,938 -9.9%            
Space Operations 5,032 4,951 4,741 -4.2%            
Education 115 100 37* -63%*            
  Numbers for specific education programs are in the "STEM Education" tab

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

1. Funding for STEM education activities is excluded from these figures and instead is accounted for in a separate line below. This funding was split equally between the Planetary Science and Astrophysics divisions in the final FY17 appropriations bill but is wholly derived from the Astrophysics division in FY16 and the FY18 request.

** Funds would support program closeout costs.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

NSF

FY18 National Science Foundation Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Actual
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
NSF 7,464 7,472 6,653 -11%            
Research & Related Activities 5,998 6,034 5,362 -11%            
Biological Sciences 744* - 672 -            
Computer & Information Science & Engineering 935 - 839 -            
Engineering 916 - 833 -            
Geosciences 877 - 783 -            
Polar Programs 449 - 409 -            
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1,349 - 1,219 -            
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences 272 - 244 -            
Integrative Activities 427 - 316 -            
EPSCoR 160 >=160 100 -38%            
Funding Line FY16
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Education & Human Resources 884 880 761 -14%            
  Numbers for specific EHR programs are in the "STEM Education" tab
Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction 242 209 183 -13%            
Regional Class Research Vessels - 122 105 -14%            
National Ecological Observatory Network 129 - - -            
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 100 67 58 -14%            
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope 20 20 20 0%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

* Includes $20 million that was later transferred to the MREFC account for construction of the National Ecological Observatory Network.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

DOD

FY18 DOD RDT&E Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
RDT&E 69,785 72,302 82,717 14%            
Science & Technology 12,997 14,011 13,199 -5.8%            
Basic Research (6.1) 2,309 2,276 2,229 -2.1%            
Applied Research (6.2) 4,996 5,296 4,973 -6.1%            
Advanced Technology Development (6.3) 5,691 6,439 5,997 -6.9%            
All Other Accounts 56,740 58,290 69,517 19%            
All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and the percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures. Overseas Contingency Operations funding is excluded.

 

FY18 DOD S&T Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Army (6.1 - 6.3) 2,689 3,067 2,390 -22%            
Basic Research 469 487 430 -12%            
Applied Research 1,093 1,220 889 -27%            
Advanced Technology Development 1,127 1,360 1,071 -21%            
Navy (6.1 - 6.3) 2,334 2,367 2,168 -8.4%            
Basic Research 672 563 596 5.8%            
Applied Research 966 980 886 -9.6%            
Advanced Technology Development 696 824 686 -17%            
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Air Force (6.1 - 6.3) 2,481 2,678 2,583 -3.5%            
Basic Research 530 545 505 -7.3%            
Applied Research 1,240 1,326 1,284 -3.1%            
Advanced Technology Development 710 808 794 -1.7%            
Defense Agencies (6.1 - 6.3) 5,493 5,898 6,057 2.7%            
Basic Research 638 681 697 2.3%            
Applied Research 1,697 1,770 1,914 8.1%            
Advanced Technology Development 3,157 3,447 3,446 0%            
All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and the percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures. Overseas Contingency Operations funding is excluded.

 

 

Reference Material

Document Year
RDT&E Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
Army RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18
Navy RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18
Air Force RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          
Senate Armed Services          
House Armed Services          

 

NOAA

FY18 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
NOAA 5,766 5,675 4,775 -16%            
Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research 482 514 350 -32%            
Climate Research 158 158 128 -19%            
Weather & Air Chemistry Research 103 114 85 -25%            
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research 189 193 99 -49%            
Research Supercomputing 20 36 26 -29%            
National Weather Service 1,124 1,122 1,058 -5.7%            
Observations 233 249 228 -8.3%            
Central Processing 157 160 114 -10%            
Analyze, Forecast, & Support 496 487 476 -2.3%            
Dissemination 90 81 85 3.9%            
Science & Technology Integration 139 137 116 -15%            
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
National Environmental Satellite, Data, & Information Service 2,349 2,204 1,815 -18%            
GOES-R Class 872 753 519 -31%            
Joint Polar Satellite System 809 787 776 -1.5%            
Polar Follow On 370 329 180 -45%            
National Centers for Environmental Information 59 59 57 -4.5%            
COSMIC-2 10 8.1 6.1 -25%            
Space Weather Follow On 1.2 5 0.5 -90%            
Commercial Weather Data Pilot 3 5 3 -40%            
National Marine Fisheries Service1 914 917 821 -10%            
National Ocean Service 504 521 387 -26%            
Office of Marine & Aviation Operations 303 298 301 1.0%            
Office of Education 27 27 0 -100%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and all figures above $10 million are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures. The figures are the sum of funding from the Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) account and the Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction (PAC) account, unless otherwise noted.

1. Includes funding from the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

NIST

FY18 National Institute of Standards and Technology Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
NIST 964 954 731 -23%            
Scientific & Technical Research & Services 690 690 600 -13%            
Laboratory Programs 605 605 544 -10%            
Standards Coordination 68 68 44 -35%            
Corporate Services 17 17 11 -35%            
Industrial Technology Services 155 155 21 -87%            
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership 130 130 6* -95%*            
Manufacturing USA (formerly NNMI) 25 25 15 -40%            
Construction of Research Facilities 119 109 104 -4.6%            
Radiation Physics Building 60 >=60 60 0%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

* Funds would support program closeout costs.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

NIH

FY18 National Institutes of Health Appropriations, Selected Institutes
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
NIH1 31,304 33,260 25,824 -22%            
National Cancer Institute 5,215 5,689* 4,474* -21%            
National Institute of General Medical Sciences 2,512 2,651 2,186 -18%            
National Eye Institute 716 733 550 -25%            
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communications Disorders 423 437 326 -25%            
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 347 357 283 -21%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

1. Figures are total budget authority provided by the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee.

* The FY17 figure includes $300 million provided by P.L. 114-254, the Further Continuing and Security Appropriations Act of 2017, and the FY18 figure includes $300 million transferred to NCI from the NIH Innovation Account established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

USGS

FY18 U.S. Geological Survey Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
USGS 1,062 1,085 922 -15%            
Climate & Land Use Change1 140 149 113 -24%            
Natural Hazards 139 145 118 -19%            
Energy & Mineral Resources 73 73 74 1.8%            
Core Science Systems 112 116 93 -20%            
Water Resources 211 215 173 -20%            
Ecosystems 160 160 132 -17%            
Science Support 106 106 89 -15%            
Facilities 100 100 112* 12%*            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and all figures above $10 million are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.

1. The administration proposes to restructure this program and name it "Land Resources."

* Increase is requested to cover higher rent costs. The requested funding level is flat if these fixed costs are excluded.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations          
House Appropriations          

 

STEM Education

FY18 STEM Education Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Actual
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
National Science Foundation
(selected programs)
Education & Human Resources 884 880 761 -14%            
Graduate Research Fellowship1 332 - 247 -            
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education1 105 - 97 -            
Research Experiences for Undergraduates2 78 - 75 -            
Discovery Research PreK-12 84 - 83 -            
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships 65 61 54 -12%            
NSF Research Traineeship1 56 - 40              
STEM + Computing Partnerships1 64 52 33 -37%            
Advanced Technological Education 66 >=66 59 -11%            
Advancing Informal STEM Learning 63 63 63 0%            
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 46 46 41 -12%            
HBCU Program 35 35 35 0%            
Tribal Colleges & Universities Program 14 14 13 -7.1%            
Hispanic Serving Institutions Program - >=15 - -            
INCLUDES1 14 - 15 -            

1. Part of the funding for this program comes from NSF's research directorates.

2. All of the funding for this program comes from NSF's research directorates.

Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Department of Education
(selected programs)
Career & Technical Education 1,125 1,125 976 -13%            
21st Century Community Learning Centers 1,167 1,192 0 -100%            
Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants - 400 0 -100%            
Mathematics & Science Partnerships 153 0 0 -            
Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM & Articulation Program 93 93 100 7.4%            
STEM Master Teacher Corps - 0 0 -            
Minority Science & Engineering Improvement 10 10 10 0%            
NASA
(selected programs)
Office of Education 115 100 37* -63%*            
Space Grant 40 40                
Minority University Research Education Program 32 32                
STEM Education & Accountability Projects 25 10                
EPSCoR 18 18                
Science Mission Directorate Education & Public Outreach 37 37 44 19%            
* Funds would support program closeout costs.
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Request
Change
17-18
House Change
17-18
Senate Change
17-18
Final Change
17-18
Department of Energy
(selected programs)
NNSA Academic Alliances & Partnerships 50 50 53 6.4%            
Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists 20 20 14 -28%            
Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program 10 10 10 0%            
Nuclear Energy Integrated University Program 5 5 0 -100%            
Department of Defense
(selected programs)
National Defense Education Program 54 79 74 -6.4%            
HBCU & Minority Institutions Program 36 34 26 -23%            
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(selected programs)
Office of Education 27 27 0 -100%            

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. The percentages are calculated based on the unrounded figures.