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.

About

These tabs open to tables detailing fiscal year 2017 federal spending proposals and outcomes for the agencies and programs that support the physical sciences. The tables are updated as new spending proposals and other information become available.

A separate page for the fiscal year 2018 budget cycle will be posted soon. See FYI #31 and #32 for analysis of President Trump’s budget blueprint for FY18.

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please email fyi [at] aip.org.

 

Current Status

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

On May 5, President Trump signed into law final appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2017, which ends on Sep. 30. See FYI #53 for a summary of the bill’s funding levels for science agencies.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

A separate page for the fiscal year 2018 budget cycle will be posted soon. See FYI #31 and #32 for analysis of President Trump’s budget blueprint for FY18.

 

FY17 Budget Request

Highlights

  • The president's annual budget request is a reference point for Congress and reflects the administration’s priorities across the federal government.
  • President Obama's request for fiscal year 2017 is a mixed bag for science, with proposed increases for some science agencies reliant on new mandatory spending.
  • Historically, Congress has primarily funded R&D via the discretionary portion of the budget as opposed to the mandatory portion, which is mostly devoted to entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
  • Congress has since made it clear that it has no appetite for new mandatory spending.

You can find the FYI bulletin providing an overview of the president’s budget request for FY17 here.

The table below details the funding requests for key science agencies and offices with and without the proposed mandatory spending. Given that Congress has rejected all of these mandatory spending proposals, the tables in the other tabs include only the president's discretionary funding requests.

FY17 Budget Request
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
w/o Mandatory
Change
16-17
FY17
Request
w/ Mandatory
Change
16-17
DOE Office of Science 5,350 5,572 4.1% 5,672 6.0%
NSF 7,464 7,564 1.3% 7,964 6.7%
NASA Science 5,589 5,303 -5.1% 5,601 0.2%
DOD S&T 12,997 12,501 -3.8% 12,501 -3.8%
NOAA 5,766 5,848 1.4% 5,948 3.2%
NIST 964 1,015 5.2% 3,005 212%
NIH* 32,311 31,311 -3.1% 33,136 2.6%
USGS 1,062 1,169 10.1% 1,169 10.1%

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. Overseas Contingency Operations spending excluded.

* "Program Level" funding.

 

Reference Material

 

Budget Document Year
Overall Budget Request FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
Analytical Perspectives on R&D FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
OSTP-OMB R&D Priorities Memo FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
DOE Office of Science & ARPA-E FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
DOE Applied Energy Offices FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
National Nuclear Security Administration FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
NASA FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
National Science Foundation FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
Department of Defense RDT&E FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
National Institute of Standards and Technology FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
National Institutes of Health FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
U.S. Geological Survey FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17

 

DOE

  • The Department of Energy and its science programs stand out as winners in the budget request, as the department would play a central role in President Obama's proposal to double clean energy R&D over five years as part of the Mission Innovation initiative.
  • However, key appropriators have largely dismissed this proposal, instead choosing to cut or flat fund renewable energy, reverse cuts to fossil energy, and increase spending on nuclear energy, the Office of Science, and ARPA-E.
FY17 Department of Energy Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
National Nuclear Security Administration* 11,397 12,527 12,876 2.8% 12,854 2.6% 12,963 3.3% 12,938 3.3%
Office of Science 5,133 5,350 5,572 4.1% 5,400 0.9% 5,400 0.9% 5,392 0.8%
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 1,841 2,073 2,898 39.8% 1,825 -12.0% 2,073 0% 2,090 0.8%
Nuclear Energy* 822 986 994 0.8% 1,012 2.6% 989 0.3% 1,017 3.1%
Fossil Energy** 549 632 600 -5.1% 645 2.1% 632 0% 668 5.7%
ARPA-E 280 291 350 20.3% 306 5.1% 325 11.7% 306 5.2%
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 144 206 262 27.3% 225 9.2% 206 0.0% 230 11.7%

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. Proposed mandatory spending excluded.

* The Senate and final figures omit a transfer of funds for the Advanced Test Reactor from the National Nuclear Security Administration to the Office of Nuclear Energy.

** The FY17 request figure includes the proposed use of $240 million in prior year balances. All figures exclude funding for oil reserves.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Office of Science & ARPA-E Budget Request FY16 FY17
NNSA Budget Request FY16 FY17
Applied Energy Budget Request FY16 FY17
House Report FY16 FY17
Senate Report FY16 FY17
Final Bill FY16 FY17
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2804
H.R.2028*
March 9 April 13
April 14
April 20 May 12
House Appropriations H.R.5055 March 1
(DOE)
March 1
(NNSA)
March 2
(Science)
April 13
April 19
May 23 May 26
Senate Armed Services S.2943
(Title XXXI)
Feb. 23
(NNSA)
May 10
May 13
June 7 June 14
House Armed Services H.R.4909
(Title XXXI)
Feb. 11
(NNSA)
April 21
April 27
May 16 May 18
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 22 - - -
Senate Energy &
Natural Resources
- March 3 - - -
House Energy & Commerce - March 2 - - -
* The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill from 2015 (H.R.2028) with its own bill from 2016 (S.2804).

 

DOE Science

Budget Request

  • The DOE Office of Science and ARPA-E sit at the crux of some of the Obama administration’s science and technology priorities, such as clean energy R&D and high-performance computing. Even excluding the proposed mandatory spending, the request would provide significant boosts to both offices.
  • With the exception of a 9 percent cut to Fusion Energy Sciences, the requests for the Office of Science’s primary program offices are all above inflation.
  • For more information on the request, see 2016 FYI #17.

House and Senate Bills

  • The Senate bill would zero out funding for the ITER fusion project (for the third year in a row) whereas the House bill would provide the requested $125 million.
  • Both bills would provide funds above the requested amounts for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade and the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility.
  • Overall, the Senate bill would provide robust increases to all program offices other than Fusion Energy Sciences whereas the House bill favors fusion and high energy physics research.
  • A successful floor amendment by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) raised the Senate figure for ARPA-E from $293 million to $325 million.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #53.

Final Bill

  • The bill provides a 0.8 percent increase to the Office of Science and a 5.2 percent increase to ARPA-E.
  • Five of the Office of Science’s six research programs will receive increases ranging from 0.5 to 4.2 percent, while Fusion Energy Sciences will receive a 13.2 percent cut, as further U.S. contributions to the ITER fusion facility are withheld.
  • The bill permits DOE to submit a budget reprogramming request to congressional appropriators in order to spend up to an additional $50 million on ITER in fiscal year 2017.
  • For more information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #54.
FY17 DOE Office of Science / ARPA-E Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 5,133 5,350 5,572 4.1% 5,400 0.9% 5,400 0.9% 5,392 0.8%
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 523 621 663 6.8% 621 0% 656 5.7% 647 4.2%
Exascale Computing Project - - 154 - 151 - 154 - 164 -
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 109 104 107 2.6% 110 5.4% 110 5.4% 110 5.4%
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility 89 77 80 3.9% 80 3.9% 80 3.9% 80 3.9%
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center 76 86 92 7.1% 92 7.1% 92 7.1% 92 7.1%
ESnet 36 38 45 18.4% 45 18.4% 45 18.4% 45 18.4%
Basic Energy Sciences 1,683 1,849 1,937 4.7% 1,860 0.6% 1,913 3.4% 1,872 1.2%
Synchrotron Radiation Sources 450 482 489 1.5% 489 1.5% 489 1.5% 494 2.5%
High Flux Neutron Sources 245 265 261 -1.3% 261 -1.3% 265 0.1% 266 0.5%
Linac Coherent Light Source-II 139 200 190 -5.1% 190 -5.1% 190 -5.1% 190 -5.1%
Energy Frontier Research Centers 100 110 143 29.6% 98 -11.1% - - - -
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade 20 20 20 0% 35 75.0% 50 150% 43 113%
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research 24 24 24 -0.2% 24 -0.2% 24 -0.2% 24 -0.2%
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis 15 15 15 0% 15 0% 15 0% 15 0%
EPSCoR 10 15 8.5 -42.3% 10 -32.3% 20 35.4% 15 1.5%
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Biological & Environmental Research 573 609 662 8.7% 595 -2.3% 637 4.6% 612 0.5%
Bioenergy Research Centers 75 75 90 19.4% 80 6.7% >=75 >=0% 75 0%
Fusion Energy Sciences 457 438 398 -9.1% 450 2.7% 280 -36.0% 380 -13.2%
ITER 150 115 125 8.7% 125 8.7% 0 -100% 50 -56.5%
DIII-D 83 80 81 1.4% >=82 >=2.6% - - >=87 >=8.9%
National Spherical Torus Experiment 68 71 71 -0.7% >=74 >=4.4% - - >=74 >=4.4%
High Energy Physics 745 795 818 2.9% 823 3.5% 833 4.8% 825 3.8%
Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility 12 26 45 73.1% 50 92.3% 55 111.5% 50 92.3%
Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment 25 40 44 8.5% 44 8.5% 44 8.5% 44 8.5%
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Camera 35 41 45 10.3% 45 10.3% 45 10.3% 45 10.3%
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument 1 10 9 -8.2% - - 12 22.4% 12 22.4%
LUX ZEPLIN 1 11 11 0% - - 13 19.0% 13 19.0%
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Nuclear Physics 581 617 636 3.0% 620 0.5% 636 3.0% 622 0.8%
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 90 100 100 0% 100 0% 100 0% 100 0%
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider 173 179 187 4.2% - - 187 4.2% - -
ARPA-E 280 291 350 20.3% 306 5.1% 325 11.7% 306 5.2%

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.

‡ Excludes $100 million in proposed mandatory spending for the Office of Science and $250 million in proposed mandatory spending for ARPA-E.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2804
H.R.2028*
March 9 April 13
April 14
April 20 May 12
House Appropriations H.R.5055 March 1 (DOE)
March 2 (Science)
April 13
April 19
May 23 May 26
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 22 - - -
Senate Energy &
Natural Resources
- March 3 - - -
House Energy & Commerce - March 2 - - -

* The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill from last year (H.R.2028) with its own bill (S.2804).

 

DOE NNSA

FY17 National Nuclear Security Administration Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NNSA 11,397 12,527 12,876 2.8% 12,854 2.6% 12,936* 3.3%* 12,938 3.3%
Weapons Activities 8,181 8,847 9,285 5.0% 9,285 5.0% 9,285 5.0% 9,318 5.3%
Directed Stockpile Work 2,710 3,388 3,331 -1.7% 3,295 -2.8% 3,321 -2.0% 3,308 -2.4%
Science 412 423 442 4.5% 435 2.7% 440 3.9% 437 3.2%
Engineering 136 131 140 6.2% 140 6.2% 126 -3.8% 132 0.8%
Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition & High Yield  513 511 523 2.3% 523 2.3% 523 2.3% 523 2.3%
Advanced Simulation & Computing 598 623 663 6.4% 634 1.8% 663 6.4% 663 6.4%
Advanced Manufacturing 107 130 87 -33.0% 87 -33.0% 87 -33.0% 87 -33.0%
Uranium Processing Facility 335 430 575 33.7% 530 23.3% 575 33.7% 575 33.7%
Chemistry & Metallurgy Replacement 36 156 160 2.6% 151 -3.2% 160 2.6% 151 -3.2%
U1a Complex Enhancements Project - - 12 - 0 - 12 - 12 -
Recapitalization 225 353 667 89.3% 667 89.3% 667 89.3% 743 111%
Maintenance & Repair of Facilities 227 227 294 29.5% 400 76.2% 294 29.5% 324 42.7%
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 1,613 1,940 1,822 -6.1% 1,822 -6.1% 1,822 -6.1% 1,902 -2.0%
Research & Development 386 419 394 -6.1% 492 17.2% 407 -3.0% 470 12.0%
Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility 345 340 270 -20.6% 340 0% 270 -20.6% 335 -1.5%
HEU Reactor Conversion 119 115 128 11.6% 44** -62.0%** 108 -5.8% 76** -34.2%**
Naval Reactors 1,234 1,376 1,420 3.2% 1,420 3.2% 1,420* 3.2%* 1,420 3.2%

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.

* The Senate bill transfers $68 million in operations and maintenance funding for the Advanced Test Reactor from the Naval Reactors account to the Office of Nuclear Energy. To ease comparability with the other columns, these figures are adjusted to not reflect this move.

** The House and final bills transfer elements of the Highly Enriched Uranium Reactor Conversion program to the Nonproliferation R&D account.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2804
H.R.2028*
March 9 April 13
April 14
April 20 May 12
House Appropriations H.R.5055 March 1
(DOE)
March 1
(NNSA)
April 13
April 19
May 23 May 26
Senate Armed Services S.2943
(Title XXXI)
Feb. 23
(NNSA)
May 10
May 13
June 7 June 14
House Armed Services H.R.4909
(Title XXXI)
Feb. 11
(NNSA)
April 21
April 27
May 16 May 18
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 22 - - -
Senate Energy &
Natural Resources
- March 3 - - -
House Energy & Commerce - March 2 - - -
* The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill from last year (H.R.2028) with its own bill (S.2804).

 

DOE Nuclear Energy

FY17 DOE Nuclear Energy Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Current
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NUCLEAR ENERGY 822 986 994 0.8% 1,012 2.6% 989* 0.3%* 1,017 3.1%
Fuel Cycle R&D 191 204 250 22.6% 177 -13.0% 220 7.8% 208 1.8%
Used Nuclear Fuel Disposition R&D 48 63 74 18.9% 61 -2.2% - - 63 0%
Integrated Waste Management System (Non-Defense) 23 23 61 171% 0 -100% 61 171% 23 0%
Integrated Waste Management System (Defense) 0 0 15 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
Advanced Fuels 58 62 59 -5.0% 62 0% 69 11.7% 68 9.5%
Reactor Concepts RD&D 129 142 109 -23.3% 140 -1.2% 130 -8.4% 132 -6.9%
Light Water Reactor Sustainability 34 40 35 -11.9% 40 0% 35 -11.9% 40 0%
Advanced Reactor Technologies 95 102 74 -27.7% 100 -1.7% - - 92 -9.6%
Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies 98 112 90 -19.8% 121 8.8% 84 -24.8% 115 3.1%
Nuclear Science User Facilities 35 41 23 -43.3% 31 -24.3% - - 31 -24.3%
Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling & Simulation 25 27 24 -12.7% 28 3.7% - - 28 3.7%
Energy Innovation Hub for Modeling & Simulation 23 24 24 0% 24 0% 24 0% 24 0%
Small Modular Reactor Licensing 55 63 90 43.4% 97 54.6% 95 52.0% 95 52.0%
Idaho National Lab Operations & Infrastructure 201 221 221 0% 241 9.2% 221 0% 232 5.0%

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.

* The Senate bill transfers $68 million in O&M funding for the Advanced Test Reactor from NNSA's Naval Reactors account to the Office of Nuclear Energy. To ease comparability with the other columns, these figures are adjusted to not reflect this move.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2804
H.R.2028*
March 9 April 13
April 14
April 20 May 12
House Appropriations H.R.5055 March 1 April 13
April 19
May 23  
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 22 -   -
Senate Energy &
Natural Resources
- March 3 -   -
House Energy & Commerce - March 2 -   -
* The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill from 2015 (H.R.2028) with its own bill (S.2804).

 

NASA

Budget Request

  • Following an unexpectedly large 7.1 percent spending increase in fiscal year 2016, the request would decrease NASA’s discretionary spending by 5.3 percent in fiscal year 2017. The largest reductions fall on the agency’s human exploration and, to a lesser extent, science programs.
  • For more information on the request, see 2016 FYI #18.

House and Senate Bills

  • While the House bill would reject the proposed discretionary funding cut to the Science Mission Directorate, the Senate bill would only do so partially.
  • A major point of contention between the House and Senate is the balance between Earth Science and Planetary Science within the Science Mission Directorate.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #65.

Final Bill

  • The final bill provides a 3.1 percent increase over fiscal year 2016 levels for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, with the Planetary Science division receiving a large boost and the Earth Science division remaining flat.
  • For information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #56
FY17 NASA Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Operating Plan
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NASA 18,010 19,285 18,262 -5.3% 19,508 1.2% 19,306 0.1% 19,653 1.9%
Science 5,243 5,589 5,303 -5.1% 5,597 0.1% 5,395 -3.5% 5,765 3.1%
Earth Science 1,784 1,921 1,972 2.7% 1,690 -12.0% 1,984 3.3% 1,921 0%
Planetary Science 1,447 1,631 1,391 -14.7% 1,846 13.2% 1,356 -16.9% 1,846 13.2%
Astrophysics + JWST 1,376 1,351 1,266 -6.3% 1,353 0.2% 1,376 1.9% 1,319 -2.3%
Astrophysics 731 731 697 -4.7% 793 8.5% 807 10.5% 750 2.7%
James Webb Space Telescope 645 620 569 -8.2% 569 -8.2% 569 -8.2% 569 -8.2%
Heliophysics 636 650 674 3.7% 699 7.5% 679 4.4% 679 4.4%
Funding Line FY15
Operating Plan
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Aeronautics 642 640 635 -0.9% 712 11.3% 601 -6.1% 660 3.1%
Space Technology 600 687 691 0.6% 739 7.7% 687 0% 687 0%
Exploration 3,543 4,030 3,164 -21.5% 4,183 3.8% 4,330 7.4% 4,324 7.3%
Orion 1,190 1,270 1,053 -17.1% 1,350 6.3% 1,300 2.4% 1,350 6.3%
Space Launch System 1,679 2,000 1,230 -38.5% 2,000 0% 2,150 7.5% 2,150 7.5%
Space Operations 4,626 5,029 5,076 0.9% 4,890 -2.8% 4,951 -1.6% 4,951 -1.6%
Education 119 115 100 -13.0% 115 0% 108 -6.1% 100 -13.0%
  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.

‡ Excludes $763 million in proposed mandatory spending, of which $298 million is for Science, $173 million is for Exploration, $160 million is for Aeronautics, and $136 million is for Space Technology. Of the mandatory spending for Science, $60 million is for Earth Science, $128 million for Planetary Science, $85 million for Astrophysics, and $25 million for Heliophysics.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2837
H.R.2578*
March 10 April 19
April 21
June 14  
House Appropriations H.R.5393 March 15 May 18
May 24
   
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 17 - - -
*The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill from 2015 (H.R.2578) with its own bill (S.2837).

 

NSF

Budget Request

  • The National Science Foundation would see a slight increase in discretionary funding under the request, with the Engineering directorate slightly favored over the other research directorates.
  • For more information on the request, see 2016 FYI #15.

House and Senate Bills

  • The House bill would increase NSF research funding by just under 1 percent while the Senate bill would hold it steady. Both bills leave the breakdown between research directorates up to the foundation to decide.
  • The Senate bill would increase facility construction funding to support acquisition of an additional regional class research vessel while the House bill would deeply cut it, effectively providing no money for the vessels.
  • Both bills fund two astronomy facilities under construction: the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #63.

Final Bill

  • The law maintains the previous year’s funding level for both NSF’s research account and its education directorate.
  • Within the research account, the breakdown between NSF’s six directorates is left to the foundation to decide.
  • The law provides a greater than requested level of funding for facilities construction, fully funding the request for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and providing support for three new Regional Class Research Vessels that will operate in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico.
  • For more information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #55.
FY17 National Science Foundation Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NSF 7,398 7,464 7,564 1.3% 7,406 -0.8% 7,510 0.6% 7,472 0.1%
Research & Related Activities 6,042 6,034 6,079 0.8% 6,079 0.8% 6,034 0% 6,034 0%
Biological Sciences 736 744 746 0.2% - - - - - -
Computer & Information Science & Engineering 933 936 938 0.3% - - - - - -
Engineering 924 916 946 3.3% - - - - - -
Geosciences 1,319 1,319 1,320 0.1% - - - - - -
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1,376 1,349 1,355 0.4% - - - - - -
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences 276 272 272 0.1% - - - - - -
EPSCoR 165 160 171 6.7% 171 6.7% - - >=160 >=0%
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Education & Human Resources 886 880 899 2.1% 880 0% 880 0% 880 0%
  Numbers for specific EHR programs are in the "STEM Education" tab
Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction 145 200 193 -3.6% 87 -56.5% 247 23.1% 209 4.3%
Regional Class Research Vessels - - 106 - - - 160 - 122 -
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 80 100 67 -32.7% 67 -32.7% 67 -32.7% 67 -32.7%
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope 25 20 20 0% - - 20 0% 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.

‡ Excludes $400 million in proposed mandatory spending, of which $346 million is for Research & Related Activities and $54 million is for Education & Human Resources.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2837
H.R.2578*
- April 19
April 21
June 14  
House Appropriations H.R.5393 March 16 May 18
May 24
   
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 22 - - -
*The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill from 2015 (H.R.2578) with its own bill (S.2837).

 

DOD

Budget Request

  • The Department of Defense's research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities would see a 2.4 percent increase over fiscal year 2016 levels under the request.
  • Within the RDT&E account, funding for DOD's Science and Technology (S&T) program – defined as the sum of the basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development accounts – would decline by 4.1 percent.
  • For more information on the request, see 2016 FYI #20.

House and Senate Bills

  • The House and Senate bills would soften or reverse most of the proposed cuts to basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development.
  • However, basic research would experience cuts under both proposals, with the Navy's basic research being the most impacted.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #69.

Final Bill

  • The final bill significantly boosts funding for applied research and advanced technology development and decreases support for basic research overall by 1.4 percent.
  • For more information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #57.
FY17 DOD RDT&E Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
RDT&E 69,785 71,392 2.4% 70,293 0.8% 70,801 1.5% 72,302 3.6%
Science & Technology 12,997 12,501 -3.8% 13,030 0.3% 13,364 2.8% 14,011 7.8%
Basic Research (6.1) 2,309 2,102 -9.0% 2,124 -8.0% 2,265 -1.9% 2,276 -1.4%
Applied Research (6.2) 4,996 4,815 -3.6% 4,962 -0.7% 5,115 2.4% 5,296 6.0%
Advanced Technology Development (6.3) 5,691 5,584 -1.9% 5,943 4.4% 5,984 5.2% 6,439 13.1%
All Other Accounts 56,740 58,891 3.8% 57,263 2.7% 57,437 1.2% 58,290 2.7%
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.

 

FY17 DOD S&T Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Army (6.1 - 6.3) 2,689 2,267 -15.7% 2,576 -4.2% 2,758 2.6% 3,067 14.1%
Basic Research 469 429 -8.6% 434 -7.5% 482 2.7% 487 3.8%
Applied Research 1,093 908 -17.0% 1,012 -7.4% 1,109 1.5% 1,220 11.7%
Advanced Technology Development 1,127 930 -17.5% 1,130 0.2% 1,167 3.5% 1,360 20.6%
Navy (6.1 - 6.3) 2,334 2,141 -8.3% 2,190 -6.2% 2,291 -1.8% 2,367 1.4%
Basic Research 672 543 -19.2% 543 -19.2% 563 -16.2% 563 -16.2%
Applied Research 966 861 -10.8% 899 -6.9% 941 -2.6% 980 1.5%
Advanced Technology Development 696 737 5.9% 748 7.4% 787 13.0% 824 18.3%
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Air Force (6.1 - 6.3) 2,481 2,486 0.2% 2,538 2.3% 2,628 6.0% 2,678 8.0%
Basic Research 530 500 -5.7% 505 -4.8% 540 1.8% 545 2.8%
Applied Research 1,240 1,260 1.6% 1,292 4.2% 1,304 5.1% 1,326 6.9%
Advanced Technology Development 710 726 2.2% 741 4.3% 785 10.5% 808 13.7%
Defense Agencies (6.1 - 6.3) 5,493 5,607 2.1% 5,726 4.3% 5,686 3.5% 5,898 7.4%
Basic Research 638 630 -1.3% 642 0.6% 680 6.6% 681 6.8%
Applied Research 1,697 1,787 5.3% 1,760 3.7% 1,761 3.7% 1,770 4.3%
Advanced Technology Development 3,157 3,191 1.1% 3,324 4.3% 3,246 2.8% 3,447 9.2%
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
Army RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17
Navy RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17
Air Force RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17
House Report FY16 FY17
Senate Report FY16 FY17
Final Bill FY16 FY17
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.3000 April 20 May 24
May 26
   
House Appropriations H.R.5293   May 11
May 17
June 14 June 16
Senate Armed Services S.2943 April 12 May 10
May 13
June 7 June 14
House Armed Services H.R.4909 Feb. 24 April 21
April 27
May 16 May 18

 

NOAA

Budget Request

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research would see a 7.8 percent leap forward under the request, most of which is aimed at restoring deep cuts to climate research that began in fiscal year 2011.
  • For more information on the request, see 2016 FYI #21.

House and Senate Bills

  • The House bill would reject the administration’s research priorities, cutting research overall and imposing additional severe cuts to climate research while boosting weather and air chemistry research.
  • In contrast, the Senate bill would keep NOAA research, including climate research, about flat.
  • Both bills would fund the National Weather Service at slightly higher levels than the request and once again propose fully funding NOAA’s flagship weather satellite programs – GOES-R, JPSS, and the next-generation Polar Follow On.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #68.

Final Bill

  • Although NOAA receives a slight cut overall, the final bill increases funding for NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research by 6.7 percent, with weather research and research supercomputing receiving large boosts while climate research is held flat.
  • The bill funds the GOES-R and JPSS satellite programs at the requested amounts but provides $54 million less than requested for the Polar Follow On satellite program.
  • For more information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #59.
FY17 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Spend Plan
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NOAA 5,449 5,766 5,848 1.4% 5,581 -3.2% 5,691 -1.3% 5,675 -1.6%
Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research 446 482 520 7.8% 462 -4.1% 480 -0.4% 514 6.7%
Climate Research 158 158 190 20.2% 128 -19.0% 158 0% 158 0%
Weather & Air Chemistry Research 91 103 102 -1.2% 118 14.5% 98 -4.6% 114 10.3%
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research 172 189 179 -4.8% 177 -6.0% 181 -3.9% 193 2.2%
Research Supercomputing 13 20 26 31.4% 26 31.4% 28 41.3% 36 81.2%
National Weather Service 1,087 1,124 1,119 -0.4% 1,132 0.7% 1,135 1.0% 1,122 -0.2%
Observations 210 233 256 9.7% 256 9.7% 250 7.3% 249 6.9%
Central Processing 161 157 155 -1.3% 165 5.1% 161 2.2% 160 1.5%
Analyze, Forecast, & Support 483 496 486 -2.0% 486 -2.0% 498 0.4% 487 -1.8%
Dissemination 98 90 82 -9.5% 84 -6.9% 81 -10.0% 81 -10.0%
Science & Technology Integration 124 139 132 -4.9% 132 -4.9% 137 -1.6% 137 -1.6%
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
National Environmental Satellite, Data, & Information Service 2,223 2,349 2,304 -1.9% 2,267 -3.5% 2,230 -5.1% 2,204 -6.2%
GOES-R Class 981 872 753 -13.7% 753 -13.7% 753 -13.7% 753 -13.7%
Joint Polar Satellite System 916 809 787 -2.7% 787 -2.7% 787 -2.7% 787 -2.7%
Polar Follow On - 370 383 3.5% 370 0% 383 3.5% 329 -11.1%
National Centers for Environmental Information 68 59 63 7.6% 58 -1.3% - - 59 0.3%
COSMIC-2 6.8 10 16 60.4% 16 60.4% 8.1 -19.8% 8.1 -19.8%
Space Weather Follow On   1.2 2.5 108% 2.5 108% 7.5 525% 5 317%
Commercial Weather Data Pilot - 3 5 66.7% 6 100% 3 0% 5 66.7%
National Marine Fisheries Service 822 849 905 6.5% 861 1.3% 855 0.6% 852 0.2%
National Ocean Service 485 504 532 5.6% 478 -5.1% 526 4.4% 521 3.4%
Office of Marine & Aviation Operations 213 303 258* -14.8%* 237 -21.7% 298 -1.7% 298 -1.7%

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. Mandatory funding is excluded.

* Excludes proposed new mandatory funding for construction of an additional regional survey vessel.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2837
H.R.2578*
March 3 April 19
April 21
June 14  
House Appropriations H.R.5393 Feb. 23 May 18
May 24
   
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 16 - - -
*The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill from 2015 (H.R.2578) with its own bill (S.2837).

 

NIST

Budget Request

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology's research and industry engagement initiatives receive robust support in the request, which would fund continued expansion of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and ongoing renovations of the radiation physics laboratories at the Gaithersburg, MD campus.
  • For more information on the request, see 2016 FYI #16.

House and Senate Bills

  • The House bill proposes a major cut to NIST, although it would spare the laboratory programs. Most of the cuts fall on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and research facility construction accounts.
  • The Senate bill would spare NIST from cuts, slightly increasing funding for research and fully funding the request for ongoing renovation of the radiation physics laboratories.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #67.

Final Bill

  • The final bill holds the Scientific & Technical Research & Services and Industrial Technology Services accounts flat and decreases funding for research facility construction by $10 million, resulting in a 1 percent overall decrease to NIST's budget.
  • For more information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #59
FY17 National Institute of Standards and Technology Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NIST 864 964 1,015 5.2% 865 -10.3% 974 1.0% 954 -1.0%
Scientific & Technical Research & Services 676 690 731 5.9% 680 -1.4% 700 1.4% 690 0%
Laboratory Programs 591 605 639 5.5% 608 0.5% - - - -
Standards Coordination 67 68 71 4.4% 55 -18.5% - - <=68 <=0.7%
Corporate Services 17 17 21 23.1% - - - - - -
Industrial Technology Services 138 155 189 21.9% 135 -12.9% 155 0% 155 0%
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership 130 130 142 9.2% 130 0% 130 0% 130 0%
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation 0 25 47 88.0% 5 -80.0% 25 0% 25 0%
Construction of Research Facilities 50 119 95 -20.2% 50 -58.0% 119 0% 109 -8.4%
Radiation Physics Building   60 40 -33.3% - - 60 0% >=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.

‡ Excludes $1.89 billion in proposed mandatory spending for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and $100 million in proposed mandatory spending for the Construction of Research Facilities account ($20 million of which is for the Radiation Physics Building).

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.2837
H.R.2578*
March 3 April 19
April 21
June 14  
House Appropriations H.R.5393 Feb. 23 May 18
May 24
   
House Science,
Space, & Technology
- March 16 - - -
*The Senate amended the House-passed version of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill from 2015 (H.R.2578) with its own bill (S.2837).

 

NIH

Budget Request

  • The National Institutes of Health received a $2 billion boost in fiscal year 2016, but the request for fiscal year 2017 would pare back that increase by $1 billion or 3.1 percent when the proposed mandatory funding is excluded.
  • Within its request for $1.825 billion in new mandatory spending, the administration asks for $680 million in support of a new Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

House and Senate Bills

  • Both bills reject the proposed discretionary cut and instead push for major funding increases. The House bill would increase the NIH budget by $1.25 billion while the Senate bill would boost it by $2 billion.
  • Both bills increase funding for all of NIH’s research institutes and provide full support for the BRAIN Initiative, but do not provide any of the requested mandatory funding for the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
  • For more information on the bills, see 2016 FYI #90.

Final Bill

  • The final bill provides NIH with a $2 billion boost for the second year in a row.
  • The law builds on the continuing resolution, which provided NIH with $352 million in additional funding in accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act.
  • For more information on the final bill, see 2017 FYI #58.
FY17 National Institutes of Health Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Enacted
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
NIH* 30,084 32,084 31,084 -3.1% 33,334 3.9% 34,084 6.2% 34,084 6.2%
National Cancer Institute 4,950 5,215 5,097 -2.3% 5,338 2.4% 5,430 4.1% 5,689** 9.1%**
National Institute of General Medical Sciences 2,371 2,512 2,434 -3.1% 2,584 2.9% 2,634 4.8% 2,651 5.5%
National Eye Institute 684 716 687 -4.0% 741 3.5% 741 3.5% 733 2.3%
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communications Disorders 405 423 416 -1.6% 434 2.6% 442 4.4% 437 3.3%
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 330 347 334 -3.7% 357 2.9% 361 4.1% 357 3.0%

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.

‡ Excludes $1.825 billion in proposed mandatory spending, $680 million of which is for the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

* Total budget authority as defined by the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations committee report.

** Includes $300 million from P.L. 114-254, the Further Continuing and Security Appropriations Act of 2017.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.3040 April 7 June 7
June 9
   
House Appropriations H.R.5926 March 16 July 7
July 13
   

 

USGS

FY17 U.S. Geological Survey Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Enacted
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
USGS 1,045 1,062 1,169 10.1% 1,080 1.7% 1,068 0.6% 1,085 2.2%
Climate & Land Use Change 136 140 171 22.5% 146 4.3% 140 0.4% 149 6.6%
Land Remote Sensing 68 72 96 32.3% 78 8.3% 82 13.0% 86 18.8%
Land Change Science 10 10 12 13.8% 10 0% 9.0 -14.3% 10 -5.7%
Climate Science Centers 27 26 31 16.9% 26 0% 22 -17.0% 25 -4.2%
Climate R&D 21 21 23 5.7% 21 0% 19 -11.6% 19 -10.2%
Carbon Sequestration 9.4 9.4 9.4 0.2% 9.4 0% 9.0 -4.3% 9.0 -4.3%
Natural Hazards 135 139 150 7.7% 143 2.8% 142 2.4% 145 4.3%
Earthquake Hazards 60 61 62 2.8% 63 4.6% 63 4.1% 64 6.3%
Volcano Hazards 25 26 26 0.4% 26 0% 27 3.8% 28 7.7%
Global Seismographic Network 4.9 6.5 7.3 13.5% 6.7 3.1% 6.5 0% 6.7 3.1%
Geomagnetism 1.9 1.9 3.6 90.6% 1.9 0% 1.9 0% 1.9 0%
Funding Line FY15
Enacted
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Energy, Minerals, & Environmental Health 92 95 99 5.3% 95 0% 95 0% 94 -0.2%
Mineral Resources 46 48 49 0.7% 48 0% 50 3.2% 48 0%
Energy Resources 25 25 26 6.2% 25 0% 25 0% 25 0%
Core Science Systems 107 112 118 6.1% 114 2.0% 116 4.0% 116 4.0%
National Geospatial Program 59 63 69 9.7% 65 3.5% 67 7.2% 67 7.2%
National Cooperative Geological Mapping 24 24 24 0.4% 24 0.4% 24 0% 24 0%
Water Resources 211 211 228 8.2% 216 2.6% 211 0.2% 215 1.9%
Ecosystems 157 160 174 8.6% 161 0.3% 158 -1.7% 160 -0.3%
Science Support 106 106 111 4.7% 106 0% 106 0% 106 0%
Facilities 100 100 117 16.8% 100 0% 100 0% 100 0%
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.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement Floor Vote
Senate Appropriations S.3068 March 2 June 14
June 16
   
House Appropriations H.R.5538   May 25
June 15
July 11 July 14

 

STEM Education

FY17 STEM Education Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request‡
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
National Science Foundation
(selected programs)
Education & Human Resources 886 880 899 2.1% 880 0% 880 0% 880 0%
Graduate Research Fellowship* 333 332 332 0.1% - - - - - -
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education* 103 105 109 3.8% - - - - - -
Research Experiences for Undergraduates** 97 75 76 0.2% - - - - - -
Discovery Research PreK-12 84 83 83 0% - - - - - -
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships 61 61 61 0%     61 0% 61 0%
NSF Research Traineeship* 74 54 59 8.3% - - - - - -
STEM + Computing Partnerships* 74 64 34 -47.6% - - 52 -19.4% 52 -19.4%
Advanced Technological Education 68 66 66 0% >=66 >=0% >=66 >=0% >=66 >=0%
Advancing Informal STEM Learning 55 63 55 -12.0% - - 63 0% 63 0%
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 46 46 46 0% 46 0% 46 0% 46 0%
HBCU Program 32 35 35 0% 35 0% 35 0% 35 0%
Tribal Colleges & Universities Program 14 14 14 0% 14 0% 14 0% 14 0%
Hispanic Serving Institutions Program - - - - 30 - 5 - >=15 -
INCLUDES* - 15.5 16 3.2% - - - - - -
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Department of Education
(selected programs)
Career & Technical Education 1,125 1,125 1,202 6.8% 1,125 0% 1,125 0% 1,125 0%
21st Century Community Learning Centers 1,152 1,167 1,000 -14.3% 1,167 0% 1,050 -10.0% 1,192 2.1%
Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants - - 500 - 1,000 - 300 - 400 -
Mathematics & Science Partnerships 153 153 0 -100% 0 -100% 0 -100% 0 -100%
STEM Master Teacher Corps - - 10 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
Minority Science & Engineering Improvement 9 10 10 0% 10 0% 10 0% 10 0%
NASA
(selected programs)
Office of Education 119 115 100 -13.0% 115 0% 108 -6.1% 100 -13.0%
Space Grant 40 40 14 -40.0% 40 0% 40 0% 40 0%
Minority University Research Education Program 32 32 30 -6.3% 32 0% 32 0% 32 0%
STEM Education & Accountability Projects 29 25 37 48.4% 25 0% 18 -28.0% 10 -60.0%
EPSCoR 18 18 9 -50.0% 18 0% - - 18 0%
Science Mission Directorate Education & Public Outreach 42 37 25 -32.4% 37 0% 42 13.5% 37 0%
Funding Line FY15
Actual
FY16
Enacted
FY17
Request
Change
16-17
House Change
16-17
Senate Change
16-17
Final Change
16-17
Department of Energy
(selected programs)
NNSA Academic Alliances & Partnerships - 50 52 5.4% 52 5.4% 40 -19.7% 50 0%
Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists 20 20 21 7.3% 21 7.3% 21 7.3% 20 0%
Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program 3 10 10 0% 8 -20.0% 10 0% 10 0%
Nuclear Energy Integrated University Program 5 5 - -100% 5 0% >=5 >=0% 5 0%
Department of Defense
(selected programs)
National Defense Education Program 55 54 69 27.6% 69 27.6% 79 46.0% 79 46.0%
HBCU & Minority Institutions Program 33 36 24 -34.2% 36 -0.7% 32 -10.5% 34 -6.3%
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(selected programs)
Office of Education 28 27 16 -38.1% 24 -8.3% 27 1.1% 27 1.1%

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.

‡ Excludes $54 million in proposed mandatory spending for NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate, $30 million of which is for the STEM + Computing Partnerships program and $7.5 million for the Advancing Informal STEM Learning program.

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

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