FY 2015 Appropriations: U.S. Geological Survey

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Publication date: 
17 December 2014
Number: 
176

Congress has completed the FY 2015 appropriations cycle with House and Senate approval of a $1.1 trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015. 

The bill has not been printed in final report form.  The section on the U.S. Geological Survey starts on PDF page 20; a funding table is on PDF pages 68-71. Note that language in the previous Senate appropriations report stands unless modified by language in the conference report, subject to the language on PDF page 1. 

Total USGS:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $1,032.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $1,073.3 million, an increase of $41.3 million or 4.0 percent
The House bill provides $1,035.7 million, an increase of $3.7 million or 0.4 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $1,046.0 million, an increase of $14.0 million or 1.4 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $1.045.0 million, an increase of $13.0 million or 1.3 percent above current funding

Within this budget are the following programs:

Ecosystems:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $152.8 million
The FY 2015 request is $162.0 million, an increase of $9.2 million or 6.0 percent
The House bill provides $153.2 million, an increase of $0.4 million or 0.3 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $155.1 million, an increase of $2.3 million or 1.5 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $157.0 million, an increase of $4.2 million or 2.8 percent above current funding

Climate and Land Use Change:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $132.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $149.1 million, an increase of $17.1 million or 13.0 percent
The House bill provides $133.4 million, an increase of $1.4 million or 1.1 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $137.0 million, an increase of $5.0 million or 3.8 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $136.0 million, an increase of $4.0 million or 3.0 percent above current funding

Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $91.5 million
The FY 2015 request is $99.1 million, an increase of $7.6 million or 8.3 percent
The House bill provides $91.6 million, an increase of $0.1 million or 0.1 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $93.1 million, an increase of $1.6 million or 1.8 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $92.3 million, an increase of $0.8 million or 0.9 percent above current funding

Natural Hazards:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $128.5 million
The FY 2015 request is $128.4 million, a decrease of $0.1 million or 0.1 percent
The House bill provides $133.2 million, an increase of $4.7 million or 3.7 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $135.3 million, an increase of $6.8 million or 5.3 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $135.2 million, an increase of $6.7 million or 5.2 percent above current funding

Water Resources:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $207.3 million
The FY 2015 request is $210.4 million, an increase of $3.1 million or 1.5 percent
The House bill provides $209.3 million, an increase of $2.0 million or 1.0 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $211.5 million, an increase of $4.2 million or 2.0 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $211.3 million, an increase of $4.0 million or 1.9 percent above current funding

Core Science Systems:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $108.8 million
The FY 2015 request is $109.4 million, an increase of $0.6 million or 0.6 percent
The House bill provides $106.2 million, a decrease of $2.6 million or 2.4 percent below current funding
The Senate bill provides $106.7 million, a decrease of $2.1 million or 1.9 percent below current funding
The final bill provides $107.2 million, a decrease of $1.6 million or 1.5 percent below current funding

Science Support (new name):

The FY 2014 appropriation was $110.7 million
The FY 2015 request is $108.3 million, a decrease of $2.4 million or 2.2 percent
The House bill provides $105.6 million, a decrease of $5.1 million or 4.6 percent below current funding
The Senate bill provides $106.1 million, a decrease of $4.6 million or 4.2 percent below current funding
The final bill provides $105.6 million, a decrease of $5.1 million or 4.6 percent below current funding

Facilities:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $100.4 million
The FY 2015 request is $106.7 million, an increase of $6.3 million or 6.3 percent
The House bill provides $103.3 million, an increase of $2.9 million or 2.9 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $101.3 million, an increase of $0.9 million or 0.9 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $100.4 million; no increase