Final Outcome: FY 2012 Appropriations

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Publication date: 
4 January 2012

The  FY 2012 appropriations cycle concluded on December 23 when President Barack  Obama signed into law the second of two large appropriations measures.  The two measures combined all of the FY 2012  appropriations bills. 

Funding  constraints restricted increases in program budgets.  The following is a compilation of percentage  changes in budgets between FY 2011 appropriations levels and the FY 2012  outcome.  Additional information on the  original budget request and the final appropriations can be found here.

NSF  Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction: Up 42.7 percent     Department  of Defense (DOD) 6.1 Basic Research: Up 16.6 percent     NIST  Scientific and Technical Research and Services: Up 11.8 percent     DOE  SC Fusion Energy Sciences: Up 7.1 percent     NASA  Aeronautics: Up 6.7 percent     NNSA  Weapons Activities: Up 4.9 percent     DOE  SC Advanced Scientific Computing Research: Up 4.7 percent     National  Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA): Up 4.5 percent     USGS  Climate and Land Use Change: Up 4.5 percent     NASA  Science: Up 3.1 percent     NSF  Research and Related Activities: Up 2.8 percent     National  Science Foundation (NSF): Up 2.5 percent     NNSA  Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation: Up 2.2 percent     DOE  SC Nuclear Physics: Up 1.8 percent     USGS  Water Resources: Up 1.2 percent     DOE  SC Basic Energy Sciences: Up 0.9 percent     Department  of Energy – Office of Science (DOE SC): Up 0.6 percent     Navy  6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research programs: Up 0.4 percent     USGS  Ecosystems: Up 0.4 percent     National  Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Up 0.1 percent

National  Institutes of Health: Level funding     DOE  SC Biological and Environmental Research: Level funding

DOE  SC High Energy Physics: Down 0.5 percent     NASA  Exploration: Down 0.8 percent     USGS  Natural Hazards: Down 1.0 percent     U.S.  Geological Survey (USGS): Down 1.3 percent     Air  Force 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research programs: Down 2.5 percent     USGS  Energy, Minerals, Environmental Health: Down 3.5 percent     NASA:  Down 3.5 percent     NASA  Cross-Agency Support: Down 3.6 percent     NSF  Education and Human Resources: Down 3.7 percent     USGS  Facilities: Down 3.9 percent     Defense-Wide  (DARPA, etc.) 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 research programs: Down 4.2 percent     DOD  6.2 Applied Research: Down 4.7 percent     NASA  Education: Down 4.9 percent     USGS  Core Science Systems: Down 5.4 percent     USGS  Administration and Enterprise Information: Down 7.0 percent     DOD  6.3 Advanced Technology Research: Down 14.3 percent     Department  of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership: Down 14.3 percent     Army  6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research programs: Down 18.6 percent     NIST  Construction of Research Facilities: Down 20.7 percent     NASA  Space Operations: Down 23.0 percent     NIST  Industrial Technology Services: Down 25.9 percent

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