Federal Science Budget Tracker

 

The Federal Science Budget Tracker provides up-to-date information on appropriations proposals and outcomes for physical sciences programs.

Fiscal Year: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

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These tabs contain tables, figures, and links to resources detailing federal spending proposals and outcomes for agencies that support the physical sciences. The tabs are updated as new spending proposals and other information become available. Each agency tab has the following information:

FYI Bulletins: For each agency in the budget tracker, FYI writes articles that describe the president's budget request, compare the House and Senate spending proposals, and analyze the final appropriations legislation. Links are provided to each article in the series.

Appropriation tables: Summary tables with budget figures for major subprograms are included for each agency. More detailed tables are included for selected agencies.

Budget comparison figures: Bar graphs depicting the president’s request, House and Senate proposals, and final appropriations are included for each agency. These graphs are periodically updated as the budget process progresses.

Reference material: Links are provided to key budget documents, committee hearings, markups, and Administration
Statements.

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Tracker last updated: May 24, 2019

Budget Request

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Reference Material

 

Budget Document Year
Overall Budget Request FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
DOE Office of Science FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
DOE Applied Energy Offices FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
National Nuclear Security Administration FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
NASA FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
National Science Foundation FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Department of Defense RDT&E FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
National Institute of Standards and Technology FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
National Institutes of Health FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
U.S. Geological Survey FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

DOE Office of Science

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 DOE Office of Science Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Office of Science 6,260 6,585 5,546 -16% 6,870 4%        
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 810 936 921 -2% 957 2%        
Basic Energy Sciences 2,090 2,166 1,858 -14% 2,143 -1%        
Biological & Environmental Research 673 705 494 -30% 730 4%        
Fusion Energy Sciences 532 564 403 -29% 688 22%        
High Energy Physics 908 980 768 -22% 1,045 7%        
Nuclear Physics 684 690 625 -9% 735 7%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

 

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FY20 DOE Office of Science Appropriations, Detailed Table
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 810 936 921 -2% 957 2%        
Exascale Computing Project 205 233 189 -19% 189 -19%        
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 163 200 210 5% 225 13%        
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility 110 140 150 7% 150 7%        
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center 94 105 85 -19% 100 -5%        
ESnet 79 85 80 -6% 90 6%        
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Basic Energy Sciences 2,090 2,166 1,858 -14% 2,143 -1%        
Synchrotron Radiation Sources 489 505 485 -4% 520* 3%        
High Flux Neutron Sources 280 282 255 -10% 285* 1%        
Nanoscale Science Research Centers 130 135 127 -6% 139* 3%        
Energy Frontier Research Centers 110 110 130 18% 120* 9%        
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research 24 24 24 0% 24 0%        
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis 15 15 20 33% 15* 0%        
EPSCoR 19 20 7 -62% 25* 30%        
Facility Construction and Upgrades1
Linac Coherent Light Source-II 192 129 0 -100% 0 -100%        
LCLS-II High Energy Upgrade 8 28 14 -50% 50 79%        
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade 93 130 150 15% 170 31%        
Advanced Light Source Upgrade 16 60 13 -78% 53 -12%        
Spallation Neutron Source Proton Power Upgrade 36 60 5 -92% 50 -17%        
Spallation Neutron Source Second Target Station - 1 1 0% 1 0%        
NSLS-II Experimental Tools-II - - 1 - 5 -        
Nanoscale Science Research Centers Recapitalization - - 1 - 5 -        

* "Not less than"

1. Funding specified for Other Project Costs (OPC) is excluded.

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Biological & Environmental Research 673 705 494 -30% 730 4%        
Bioenergy Research Centers 90 100 100 0% 100 0%        
Joint Genome Institute 69 70 60 -14% - -        
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Research Facility1 70 68 43 -37% - -        
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory 45 45 40 -11% - -        
Low-Dose Radiation Research - - - - 10** -        

* "Not less than"

** "Not more than"

1. Excluded from the FY19 amount is $17.5 million in one time-funding provided to replace the facility's Gulfstream aircraft.

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Fusion Energy Sciences 532 564 403 -29% 688 22%        
Non-ITER 410 432 297 -32% 458 6%        
ITER 122 132 107 -19% 230 74%        
Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment - 15 12 -19% 21 42%        
Matter in Extreme Conditions Petawatt Upgrade1 - - 1 - 20 -        
Public-Private Partnership Program       - 4 -        

1. Funding specified for Other Project Costs (OPC) is excluded. The project received $1.6 million for OPC in FY19.

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
High Energy Physics 908 980 768 -22% 1,045 7%        
Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility1 95 130 100 -23% 171 32%        
Proton Improvement Plan-II1 1 20 20 0% 60 200%        
High Luminosity LHC Upgrades 46 91 97 6% 98 7%        
HL-LHC Accelerator Upgrade 22 50 50 0% - -        
HL-LHC ATLAS Detector Upgrade 12 28 23 -15% - -        
HL-LHC CMS Detector Upgrade 12 14 23 71% - -        
Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment 44 30 0 -100% 0 -100%        
Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests II 10 10 0 -100% - -        
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument 18 5.5 0 -100% - -        
LUX ZEPLIN 14 14 0 -100% - -        
SuperCDMS-SnoLab 7.4 2.5 0 -100% - -        

* "Not less than"

1. Funding specified for Other Project Costs (OPC) is excluded.

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Nuclear Physics 684 690 625 -9% 735 7%        
Operations & Maintenance 587 615 580 -6% 669 9%        
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider 194 200 192 -4% - -        
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 97 75 40 -47% 40 -47%        
Stable Isotope Production and Research Center - - 5 - 25 -        
Stable Isotope Production Facility 10 12 1.5 -87% - -        
Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array 5.2 6.6 2.5 -62% 10 55%        
Super Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction Experiment - 5.3 3 -44% 10 79%        
Electron Ion Collider1 - - 1.5 - 10 -        
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment - - 1.5 - - -        
1. House report specifies $1 million for construction and $10 million for R&D
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Other Accounts                    
Science Laboratories Infrastructure 257 233 164 -30% 251 8%        
Science Program Direction 183 183 183 0% 186 2%        
Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists 20 23 20 -13% 25 11%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

 


Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   March 27    
House Appropriations Draft March 26
April 3
May 15
May 21
May 20
House Science Committee        
Senate Energy and Natural Resources - April 2 - -

 

DOE NNSA

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 


FY20 National Nuclear Security Administration Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NNSA 14,669 15,229 16,485 8% 15,894 4%        
Weapons Activities 10,642 11,100 12,409 12% 11,761 6%        
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 1,999 1,930 1,993 3% 2,075 8%        
Naval Reactors 1,620 1,789 1,648 -8% 1,629 -9%        
Federal Salaries & Expenses 408 410 435 6% 430 5%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent. Rescissions and uses of prior year balances included.

 

FY20 NNSA Weapons Activities Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Weapons Activities RDT&E 2,034 2,014 2,278 13% 2,283 13%        
Science 475 480 587 22% 594 24%        
Advanced Certification 58 58 58 0% 58 0%        
Primary Assessment Technologies 89 89 95 7% 95 7%        
Dynamic Material Properties 120 120 134 12% 130 8%        
Advanced Radiography 38 33 33 0% 33 0%        
Secondary Assessment Technologies 77 78 78 0% 78 0%        
Academic Alliances & Partnerships 53 53 45 -16% 56 5%        
Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments 40 50 145 190% 145 190%        
Engineering 183 190 234 23% 179 -6%        
Stockpile Responsiveness Program 30 34 40 17% 5 -85%        
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition & High Yield  545 545 481 -12% 565 4%        
Ignition and Other Stockpile Programs - 101 56 -45% 106 5%        
Diagnostics, Cryogenics & Experimental Support 78 78 66 -15% 78 0%        
Pulsed Power Inertial Confinement Fusion 7.6 6.6 9 30% 9 30%        
Joint Program in High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas 9.5 8.5 12 41% 12 41%        
Facility Operations and Target Production 347 351 338 -4% 360 3%        
National Ignition Facility 344 344 296 -14% 334 -3%        
OMEGA Laser Facility 75 80 80 0% 80* 0%        
Z Facility   63 67 6% 67 6%        
Advanced Simulation & Computing 746 717 840 17% 840 17%        
Advanced Manufacturing 86 82 137 68% 105 29%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent. Rescissions of prior year balances included.

* "Not less than"

 

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Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   March 27
April 3
   
House Appropriations Draft March 26
April 2
May 15
May 21
May 20
Senate Armed Services   March 28    
House Armed Services   April 9    

 

DOE Applied Energy

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 DOE Applied Energy Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2,322 2,379 343 -86% 2,652 11%        
Nuclear Energy 1,205 1,326 824 -38% 1,318 -1%        
Fossil Energy1 727 740 562 -24% 740 0%        
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy 353 366 0 -100% 425 16%        
Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability2 248 - - - - -        
Electricity - 156 183 17% 200 28%        
Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) - 120 157 30% 150 25%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. Oil reserve funding excluded.

2. The administration has split this program into two offices, one focused on cybersecurity and the other focused on grid reliability.

 

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FY20 DOE Applied Energy Appropriations, Detailed Table
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
EERE 2,322 2,379 343 -86% 2,652 11%        
Sustainable Transportation 674 690 157 -77% 770 12%        
Vehicle Technologies 338 344 73 -79% 370 8%        
Bioenergy Technologies 222 226 40 -82% 256 13%        
Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies 115 120 44 -63% 144 20%        
Renewable Energy 520 528 164 -69% 589 12%        
Solar Energy 242 247 67 -73% 270 10%        
Wind Energy 92 92 24 -74% 104 13%        
Water Power 105 105 45 -57% 125 19%        
Geothermal Technologies 81 84 28 -67% 90 7%        
Energy Efficiency 859 888 146 -84% 1,006 13%        
Advanced Manufacturing 305 320 81 -75% 360 13%        
Building Technologies 221 226 57 -75% 248 10%        
NUCLEAR ENERGY 1,205 1,326 824 -38% 1,318 -1%        
Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies 159 153 98 -35% 125 -18%        
Reactor Concepts RD&D 237 324 215 -33% 325 0%        
Fuel Cycle R&D 260 264 90 -66% 319 21%        
FOSSIL ENERGY1, 2 727 740 562 -24% 740 0%        
Carbon Capture 101 101 - - 125 24%        
Carbon Storage 98 98 - - 102 4%        
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage - - 69 - - -        
Advanced Energy Systems 112 130 - - 107 -17%        
Advanced Energy Systems (new structure) - - 220 - - -        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. The FY20 budget request restructures the Carbon Capture, Carbon Storage, and Advanced Energy Systems programs.

2. Oil reserve funding excluded.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy,
and ARPA-E Budget Requests
FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Fossil Energy, Electricity,
and CESER Budget Requests
FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   March 27    
House Appropriations Draft March 26
April 3
May 15
May 21
May 20
House Science Committee - May 22 - -
Senate Energy and Natural Resources - April 2 - -
House Energy and Commerce - May 9 - -

 

NASA

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 NASA Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18 Operating Plan FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request1
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NASA 20,736 21,500 21,019 -2% 22,315 4%        
Science 6,212 6,906 6,394 -7% 7,161 4%        
Human Exploration 4,790 5,051 6,396 27% 5,130 2%        
Space Operations 4,749 4,639 4,286 -8% 4,286 -8%        
Space Technology 760 927 1,146 24% 1,292 39%        
Aeronautics 690 725 667 -8% 700 -3%        
STEM Engagement 100 110 0 -100% 123 12%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. Additional funds requested in a May 2019 amendment to the budget proposal are included for Science ($90 million), Human Exploration ($1.4 billion), and Space Technology ($132 million).

 

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FY20 NASA Science Appropriations, Detailed Table
($ millions)
Account FY18 Operating Plan FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request1
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Science Mission Directorate 6,212 6,906 6,394 -7% 7,161 4%        
Earth Science 1,921 1,931 1,780 -8% 2,023 5%        
Landsat 9 176 162 109 -33% - -        
NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission 67 132* 114 -14% - -        
Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission 110 161 0 -100% 147 -9%        
CLARREO Pathfinder 17 18 0 -100% 26 44%        
OCO-3 10 5 7.4 45% - -        
Planetary Science 2,218 2,759 2,712 -2% 2,713 -2%        
Europa Clipper and Lander2 595 740 593 -20% 593 -20%        
Mars Exploration 678 650 547 -16% 570 -12%        
Lunar Discovery and Exploration 22 218** 300 38% 210 -4%        
Double Asteroid Redirection Test 41 97 72 -25% 72 -25%        
Near Earth Object Observations 35 60 78 29% - -        
Account FY18 Operating Plan FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Astrophysics + JWST 1,384 1,496 1,197 -20% 1,720 15%        
Astrophysics 850 1,192 845 -29% 1,368 15%        
Astrophysics - WFIRST 700 879 845 -4% 857 -3%        
James Webb Space Telescope3 534 305 353 16% 353 16%        
Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope 150 312* 0 -100% 511 64%        
SOFIA 85 85 73 -14% 85 0%        
STEM Education 44 45 46 1% - -        
Heliophysics 689 720 705 -2% 705 -2%        
Office of STEM Engagement4 100 110 0 -100% 123 12%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

* "No less than"

** "Up to"

1. A May 2019 amendment to the budget request adds $90 million to the Lunar Discovery and Exploration account within the Planetary Science Division.

2. The request and House proposal only includes money for development of the Europa Clipper. The House report explains, "In fiscal year 2019, the Committee provided $195,000,000 for the Jupiter Europa Lander. Development of the Jupiter Europa Lander is a priority and the Committee wishes to see research and development of the Lander continue. The Committee understands that funding provided in fiscal year 2019 is sufficient to continue research and development through fiscal year 2020. Therefore, additional funding is not provided for Lander in this Act."

3. FY19 appropriations legislation specified $305 million for JWST, but NASA has requested to increase that amount to $375 million.

4. Formerly called the Office of Education. The STEM Engagement account is funded outside of the Science Mission Directorate. Numbers for specific education programs are in the "STEM Education" tab.

 

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Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   May 1    
House Appropriations Draft March 27 May 17
May 22
May 21
House Science Committee - April 2 - -

 

NSF

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 National Science Foundation Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Actual
FY19
Enacted1
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NSF 7,818 8,075 7,066 -12% 8,636 7%        
Research & Related Activities2 6,380 6,520 5,663 -13% 7,106 9%        
Biological Sciences 757 - 683 - - -        
Computer & Information Science & Engineering 961 - 883 - - -        
Engineering 978 - 881 - -          
Geosciences 908 - 787 - -          
Polar Programs 502 - 403 - - -        
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1,503 - 1,256 - - -        
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences 251 - 230 - -** -        
Integrative Activities 471 - 491 - - -        
EPSCoR 171 176 151 -14% 178 1%        
Account FY18
Actual
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Education & Human Resources 904 910 823 -10% 950 4%        
Numbers for specific EHR programs are in the "STEM Education" tab.
Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction 186 296 223 -25% 223 -25%        
Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science - 104 98 -6% 98 -6%        
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure - - 45 - 45 -        
High Luminosity LHC Upgrade - - 33 - 33 -        
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 67 49 46 -5% 46 -5%        
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope3 18 16 - -100% - -        
Regional Class Research Vessels3 88 127 - -100% - -        
Agency Operations & Award Management 329 330 337 2% 337 2%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

** "No less than the fiscal year 2019 level"

1. NSF's spending plan for FY19 was not yet approved when the budget request was released so the document does not report enacted figures for the agency's directorates.

2. Congress typically does not specify funding amounts for NSF's six research directorates and its Office of Integrative Activities.

3. FY19 was the final year in the construction funding profile.

 

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FY20 NSF Budget Request for Research and Related Activities
($ millions)
Account FY17
Actual
FY18
Actual
Change
FY17-18
FY19
Enacted1
FY20
Request
Change
FY18-20
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1,362 1,503 10% - 1,256 -16%
Geosciences 826 908 10% - 787 -13%
Polar Programs 468 502 7% - 403 -20%
Engineering 931 978 5% - 881 -10%
Computer & Information Science & Engineering 936 961 3% - 883 -8%
Biological Sciences 742 757 2% - 683 -10%
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences 271 251 -7% - 230 -8%
Integrative Activities 420 471 12% - 491 4%

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. NSF's spending plan for FY19 was not yet approved when the budget request was released so the document does not report enacted figures for the agency's directorates.

 

FY20 NSF Budget Request for MPS and GEO Directorates
($ millions)
Account FY17
Actual
FY18
Actual
Change
FY17-18
FY19
Enacted1
FY20
Request
Change
FY18-20
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1,362 1,503 10% - 1,256 -16%
Astronomical Sciences 252 311 23% - 217 -30%
Chemistry 246 246 0% - 214 -13%
Materials Research 314 337 7% - 274 -19%
Mathematical Sciences 234 238 2% - 203 -14%
Physics 281 311 10% - 248 -20%
Office of Multidisciplinary Activities 35 60 73% - 100 66%
Geosciences 826 908 10% - 787 -13%
Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences 253 276 9% - 222 -20%
Earth Sciences 179 180 0% - 157 -13%
Ocean Sciences 317 366 16% - 315 -14%
Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research 76 86 12% - 93 9%

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. NSF's spending plan for FY19 was not yet approved when the budget request was released so the document does not report enacted figures for the agency's directorates and divisions.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations Draft March 26 May 17
May 22
May 21
House Science Committee - May 8 - -

 

DOD

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 DOD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
RDT&E Total* 89,235 96,090 104,294 9% 101,500 6%        
Science & Technology** 14,863 15,960 14,059 -12% 14,843 -7%        
Basic Research (6.1) 2,343 2,530 2,320 -8% 2,508 -1%        
Applied Research (6.2) 5,682 6,068 5,316 -12% 5,556 -8%        
Advanced Technology Development (6.3) 6,838 7,362 6,423 -13% 6,779 -8%        
Other RDT&E 74,372 80,130 90,236 13% 86,649 8%        
Overseas Contingency Operations Spending 927 1,193 1,647 38% 844 -29%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

* Overseas Contingency Operations RDT&E included

** Overseas Contingency Operations RDT&E excluded from these figures

 

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FY20 DOD S&T Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Army (6.1 - 6.3) 3,318 3,673 2,449 -33% 2,814 -23%        
Basic Research 470 507 455 -10% 527 4%        
Applied Research 1,369 1,579 894 -43% 1,034 -35%        
Advanced Technology Development 1,479 1,587 1,100 -31% 1,253 -21%        
Navy (6.1 - 6.3) 2,433 2,552 2,285 -10% 2,370 -7%        
Basic Research 622 680 606 -11% 629 -7%        
Applied Research 994 1,019 936 -8% 985 -3%        
Advanced Technology Development 817 853 742 -13% 756 -11%        
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Air Force (6.1 - 6.3) 2,824 2,972 2,805 -6% 3,026 2%        
Basic Research 520 561 530 -6% 550 -2%        
Applied Research 1,435 1,481 1,436 -3% 1,493 1%        
Advanced Technology Development 869 930 839 -10% 984 6%        
Defense-Wide (6.1 - 6.3) 6,288 6,763 6,521 -4% 6,633 -2%        
Basic Research 731 781 729 -7% 802 3%        
Applied Research** 1,884 1,989 2,049 3% 2,045 3%        
Advanced Technology Development** 3,674 3,993 3,742 -6% 3,786 -5%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

** Overseas Contingency Operations funding excluded

 

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FY20 DOD Basic Research Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Army Basic Research 470 507 455 -10% 527 4%        
Defense Research Sciences 274 316 298 -6% 323 2%        
University & Industry Research Centers 107 114 86 -24% 111 -3%        
University Research Initiatives 77 65 66 1% 88 35%        
In-House Laboratory Independent Research1 12 12 0 -100% 0 -100%        
Navy Basic Research 622 680 606 -11% 629 -7%        
Defense Research Sciences 458 499 470 -6% 458 -8%        
University Research Initiatives 144 161 117 -28% 152 -6%        
In-House Laboratory Independent Research 19 19 19 -1% 19 -1%        
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Air Force Basic Research 520 561 530 -6% 550 -2%        
Defense Research Sciences 343 383 356 -7% 356 -7%        
University Research Initiatives 163 165 159 -4% 179 8%        
High Energy Laser Research Initiatives 14 13 15 13% 15 13%        
Defense-Wide Basic Research 731 781 729 -7% 802 3%        
Defense Research Sciences 423 423 432 2% 432 2%        
Basic Research Initiatives 41 57 49 -14% 61 8%        
National Defense Education Program 103 136 92 -32% 142 5%        
HBCU & Minority Institutions 40 40 31 -24% 41 1%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. Merged into the Defense Research Sciences account in the FY20 request.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
RDT&E Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Army RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Navy RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Air Force RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
DARPA FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Missile Defense Agency FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Office of the Defense Secretary FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   May 8    
House Appropriations Draft May 1 May 15
May 21
May 20
Senate Armed Services        
House Armed Services   March 28    

 

NOAA

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NOAA 5,909 5,425 4,466 -18% 5,479 1%        
Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research 549 566 335 -41% 644 14%        
Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) 508 525 309 -41% 595 13%        
Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction (PAC) 41 41 26 -37% 49 20%        
National Weather Service 1,157 1,163 1,082 -7% 1,213 4%        
ORF 1,014 1,021 989 -3% 1,100 8%        
PAC 143 142 93 -35% 113 -20%        
National Environmental Satellite, Data, & Information Service 2,101 1,700 1,473 -13% 1,500 -12%        
ORF 241 243 272 12% 282 16%        
PAC 1,860 1,457 1,201 -18% 1,218 -16%        
National Marine Fisheries Service 948 974 812 -17% 1,010 4%        
ORF 883 909 812 -11% 945 4%        
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund 65 65 0 -100% 65 0%        
National Ocean Service 565 585 372 -37% 650 11%        
ORF 561 582 370 -36% 642 10%        
PAC 4 4 2 -49% 8 105%        
Office of Marine & Aviation Operations 458 326 324 -1% 347 7%        
ORF 225 226 232 2% 248 9%        
PAC 232 99 92 -7% 100 0%        
Office of Education 28 29 1 -96% 35 21%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

 

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FY20 NOAA Appropriations, Detailed Table
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NOAA 5,909 5,425 4,466 -18% 5,479 1%        
Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research 549 566 335 -41% 644 14%        
Climate Research 158 159 88 -45% 187 17%        
Weather & Air Chemistry Research 132 135 111 -18% 147 9%        
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research 206 219 99 -55% 239 10%        
Research Supercomputing 41 41 26 -37% 49 20%        
High Performance Computing Initiatives 12 12 12 0% 22 83%        
National Weather Service1 1,157 1,163 1,082 -7% 1,213 4%        
Observations 257 245 228 -7% 252 3%        
Central Processing 160 165 145 -12% 167 1%        
Analyze, Forecast, & Support 504 505 483 -4% 546 8%        
Dissemination 85 85 85 0% 85 1%        
Science & Technology Integration 143 143 133 -7% 147 3%        
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
National Environmental Satellite, Data, & Information Service 2,101 1,700 1,473 -13% 1,500 -12%        
GOES-R Class 519 408 304 -26% 304 -26%        
Polar Weather Satellites2 - - 755 - 755 -        
Joint Polar Satellite System 776 548 - - - -        
Polar Follow On 419 330 - - - -        
Space Weather Follow On 8.5 27 26 -5% 39 43%        
COSMIC-23 6.1 5.9 - -100%            
Commercial Weather Data Pilot4 6 6 3 -50% 3 -50%        
National Centers for Environmental Information 61 61 57 -7% 62 3%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. The figures for the subaccounts are the sum of Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) funding and Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction (PAC) funding.

2. The budget request combines funding for the Joint Polar Satellite System and Polar Follow On into this new account.

3. Funding for COSMIC-2 operations is not included in the FY20 request figure.

4. Through a separate account, NOAA requests $5 million to purchase commercial weather data for operational use. The House report supports this request.

 

FY20 NOAA Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, Detailed Table
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
OAR TOTAL 549 566 335 -41% 644 14%        
Climate Research 158 159 88 -45% 187 17%        
Labs & Cooperative Institutes 60 61 74 21% 74 21%        
Regional Climate Data and Information 38 38 14 -64% 42 9%        
Climate Competitive Research 60 60 - -100% 71 18%        
Weather & Air Chemistry Research 132 135 111 -18% 147 9%        
Labs & Cooperative Institutes 86 86 67 -22% 82 -4%        
U.S. Weather Research Program 13 17 28 66% 37 120%        
Tornado Severe Storm Research/Phased Array Radar 13 13 13 0% 13 0%        
Joint Technology Transfer Initiative 20 20 3 -85% 15 -25%        
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research 206 219 99 -55% 239 10%        
Labs & Cooperative Institutes 36 36 29 -19% 35 -2%        
Sea Grant College Program 65 68 - -100% 73 7%        
Ocean Exploration and Research 37 42 20 -53% 44 5%        
Sustained Ocean Observations and Monitoring 43 43 37 -14% 49 13%        
Research Supercomputing 41 41 26 -37% 49 20%        
High Performance Computing Initiatives 12 12 12 0% 22 83%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

 

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Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committee Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   April 2    
House Appropriations Draft March 27 May 17
May 22
May 21
House Science Committee - April 30 - -

 

NIST

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 National Institute of Standards and Technology Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NIST 1,199 986 687 -30% 1,040 6%        
Scientific & Technical Research & Services 725 725 612 -16% 751 4%        
Laboratory Programs 628 628 554 -12% 628* -        
Standards Coordination & Special Programs 79 79 46 -42% 79* -        
Corporate Services 17 17 12 -31% 17* -        
Industrial Technology Services 155 155 15 -90% 169 9%        
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership 140 140 0 -100% 154 10%        
Manufacturing USA
(formerly NNMI)
15 15 15 0% 15 1%        
Construction of Research Facilities 319 106 60 -44% 120 13%        
Safety, Capacity, Maintenance and Major Repairs 64 75 41 -46% 78* 3%        
Federal Capital Revolving Fund - - 19 - - -        

*"No less than"

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

 

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Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   April 2    
House Appropriations Draft   May 17
May 22
May 21
House Science Committee - April 9 - -

 

NIH

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 National Institutes of Health Appropriations, Selected Institutes
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NIH1 37,084 39,084 34,368 -12% 41,100 5%        
National Cancer Institute2 5,965 6,144 5,247 -15% 6,444 5%        
National Institute of General Medical Sciences 2,785 2,873 2,473 -14% 3,033 6%        
National Eye Institute 772 797 686 -14% 835 5%        
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communications Disorders 460 474 408 -14% 498 5%        
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 378 389 336 -14% 408 5%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. The enacted figures represent discretionary budget authority provided by the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The enacted figures are taken from the final appropriations legislation, not the FY20 request.

2. Figures include the additional funding provided by the 21st Century Cures Act.

 

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Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations   April 11    
House Appropriations H.R.2740 April 2 April 30
May 8
May 7

 

USGS

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 U.S. Geological Survey Appropriations
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
USGS 1,148 1,161 984 -15% 1,236 7%        
Water Resources1 218 226 179 -21% 240 6%        
Ecosystems1 158 157 117 -25% 168 7%        
Land Resources1 152 158 115 -27% 172 8%        
Natural Hazards 179 166 145 -13% 172 3%        
Core Science Systems1 116 118 116 -1% 143 21%        
Energy & Mineral Resources 80 89 86 -3% 85 -4%        
Environmental Health1 23 23 0 -100% 26 14%        
Science Support 103 103 103 0% 97 -5%        
Facilities 120 120 121 1% 133 11%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. The FY20 budget request proposes to restructure these programs. The FY20 values reported in this table are based on the old budget structure, as depicted on pg. 17 of the budget request document.

 

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FY20 U.S. Geological Survey Appropriations, Detailed Table
($ millions)
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Land Resources1 152 158 115 -27% 172 8%        
National Land Imaging 93 99 81 -18% 99 0%        
Land Change Science 34 34 21 -39% 34 0%        
National & Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers 25 25 13 -49% 38 51%        
Natural Hazards 179 166 145 -13% 172 3%        
Earthquake Hazards 83 83 64 -23% 85 2%        
Volcano Hazards 43 30 28 -7% 30 0%        
Landslide Hazards 3.5 3.5 3.6 0.5% 4 17%        
Global Seismographic Network 6.6 6.6 6.7 0% 7 8%        
Geomagnetism 1.9 1.9 1.9 0% 4 118%        
Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources 41 41 40 0% 41 0%        
Core Science Systems1 116 118 116 -1% 143 21%        
National Geospatial Program 68 69 68 -2% 85 22%        
National Cooperative Geological Mapping 24 24 24 0% 34 41%        
Energy, Mineral Resources, & Environmental Health1 103 112 86 -23% 111 -1%        
Mineral Resources 49 59 60 2% 59 0%        
Energy Resources 31 30 26 -14% 26 -12%        
Environmental Health1 23 23 0 -100% 26 14%        
Water Resources1 218 226 179 -21% 240 6%        
Ecosystems1 158 157 117 -25% 168 7%        
Science Support 103 103 103 0% 97 -5%        
Facilities 120 120 121 1% 133 11%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and all figures above $10 million are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

1. The FY20 budget request proposes to restructure these programs. The FY20 values reported in this table are based on the old budget structure, as depicted on pg. 17 of the budget request document.

 

Reference Material

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

Committees Bills Hearings Markups Administration
Statements
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations Draft March 26
April 3
May 15
May 22
May 21

 

STEM Education

Table of Contents

 

FYI Bulletins

 

FY20 Department of Education Appropriations
Selected programs supporting STEM education
($ millions)

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants (Title II, Part A) 2,056 2,056 0 -100% 2,556 24%        
Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A) 1,100 1,170 0 -100% 1,320 13%        
21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV, Part B) 1,212 1,222 0 -100% 1,322 8%        
Career & Technical Education 1,200 1,270 1,283 1% 1,307 3%        
Education Innovation & Research 120 130 300 131% 300 131%        
Teacher and School Leader Incentive Grants 200 200 200 0% 200 0%        
Minority Science & Engineering Improvement 11 11.1 9.6 -14% 13 17%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

 

Reference Material for the Department of Education

Document Year
Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

 

FY20 STEM Education Appropriations for Selected Programs
($ millions)

Account FY18
Actual
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
National Science Foundation
(selected programs)
Education & Human Resources 904 910 823 -10% 950 4%        
Graduate Research Fellowship1 285 - 257 - - -        
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education1 99 - 93 - - -        
Discovery Research PreK-12 89 - 95 - - -        
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships 65 65 47 -27% 67* 4%        
NSF Research Traineeship1 54 - 50 - - -        
Advanced Technological Education 66 66* 75 14% - -        
Advancing Informal STEM Learning 62 - 59 - - -        
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 46 46 46 0% 49* 5%        
HBCU Program 35 35 33 -6% 38* 9%        
Tribal Colleges & Universities Program 14 15 13 -12% 15* 0%        
Hispanic Serving Institutions Program 45 40 15 -63% 45* 13%        
INCLUDES 18 - 20 - -** -        

* "No less than"

** "No less than fiscal year 2019 levels"

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

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
NASA
(selected programs)
Office of STEM Engagement 100 110 0 -100% 123 12%        
Space Grant 40 44 0 -100% 48 9%        
Minority University Research Education Program 32 33 0 -100% 37 12%        
STEM Education & Accountability Projects 10 12 0 -100% 13 8%        
EPSCoR 18 21 0 -100% 25 19%        
Science Mission Directorate Education & Public Outreach 44 45* 46 1% - -        

* "No less than"

Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Department of Energy
(selected programs)
NNSA Academic Alliances & Partnerships 53 53 45 -16% 56 5%        
Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists 20 23 20 -13% 25 11%        
Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program 10 10 10 0% 10 0%        
Nuclear Energy Integrated University Program 5 5 0 -100%            
Department of Defense
(selected programs)
National Defense Education Program 103 136 92 -32% 142 5%        
HBCU & Minority Institutions Program 40 40 31 -24% 41 1%        
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(selected programs)
Office of Education 28 29 1 -96% 35 21%        
Account FY18
Enacted
FY19
Enacted
FY20
Request
Change
19-20
House Change
19-20
Senate Change
19-20
Final Change
19-20
Smithsonian Institution1
(selected programs)
National Museum of Natural History 50 50 50 0% 51 3%        
National Air and Space Museum 20 20 20 0%

21

3%        
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 25 25 25 1% 25 3%        
Major Scientific Instrumentation 4 4 4 0% 4 0%        

All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and are rounded to the nearest million. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

* "No less than"

1. Funding for salaries and expenses are shown. Source: FY20 budget request.

 

Reference Material

See agency tabs for links to budget documents.