Federal Science Budget Tracker

 

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

Fiscal Year: 2019 | 2018 | 2017

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FY19 Budget Request

Reference Material

 

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

 

DOE Office of Science

 

FY19 DOE Office of Science Appropriations
Summary Table
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request*
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Office of Science 5,350 5,392   5,392              
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 621 647   899              
Basic Energy Sciences 1,849 1,872   1,850              
Biological & Environmental Research 609 612   500              
Fusion Energy Sciences 438 380   340              
High Energy Physics 795 825   770              
Nuclear Physics 617 622   600              

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

* Figures include $1.2 billion provided by an addendum to the request.

 

FY19 DOE Office of Science Appropriations
Detailed Table
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Advanced Scientific Computing Research 621 647   899              
Exascale Computing Project - 164                  
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 104 110                  
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility 77 80                  
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center 86 92                  
ESnet 38 45                  
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Basic Energy Sciences 1,849 1,872   1,850              
Synchrotron Radiation Sources 482 494                  
High Flux Neutron Sources 265 266                  
Nanoscale Science Research Centers 119 -                  
Linac Coherent Light Source-II 200 190                  
Energy Frontier Research Centers 110 -                  
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade 20 43                  
Advanced Light Source Upgrade 0 0                  
Spallation Neutron Source Upgrade 0 0                  
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research 24 24                  
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis 15 15                  
EPSCoR 15 15                  
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Biological & Environmental Research 609 612   500              
Bioenergy Research Centers 75 75                  
Joint Genome Institute 70 -                  
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Research Facility 65 -                  
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory 43 -                  
Fusion Energy Sciences 438 380   340              
Research 323 330                  
ITER 115 50   75              
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
High Energy Physics 795 825   770              
Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility 26 50                  
Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment 40 44                  
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Camera 41 45                  
High Luminosity-LHC Accelerator Upgrade - -                  
Proton Improvement Plan   15                  
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument 10 12                  
LUX ZEPLIN 11 13                  
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Nuclear Physics 617 622   600              
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider 179 -                  
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 100 100                  

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
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

DOE NNSA

 

FY19 National Nuclear Security Administration Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
NNSA 12,527 12,938   15,091              
Weapons Activities 8,847 9,246                  
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 1,940 1,883                  
Naval Reactors 1,376 1,420                  
Federal Salaries & Expenses 364 390                  

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.

 

FY19 NNSA Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Weapons Activities RDT&E 1,819 1,842                  
Science 423 437   565              
Advanced Certification 59 60                  
Primary Assessment Technologies 96 99                  
Dynamic Material Properties 100 106                  
Advanced Radiography 46 46                  
Secondary Assessment Technologies 73 76                  
Academic Alliances & Partnerships 50 50                  
Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments - -                  
Engineering 131 132   211              
Stockpile Responsiveness Program - 2                  
Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition & High Yield  511 523   419              
National Ignition Facility 329 330                  
OMEGA Laser Facility 68 68                  
Advanced Simulation & Computing 623 663   703              
Advanced Manufacturing 130 87   97              

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.

 

Reference Material

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

 

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

 

DOE Applied Energy

 

FY19 DOE Applied Energy Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request*
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2,073 2,090   696              
Nuclear Energy 986 1,017   757              
Fossil Energy1 632 668   502              
ARPA-E 291 306   0              
Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability2 206 230   157              

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

* Figures include $320 million provided by an addendum to the request, $200 million of which is for Fossil Energy R&D and $120 million for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

1. Oil reserve funding excluded.

2. The administration plans to split this office into two, one focused on cybersecurity and the other focused on grid reliability.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

NASA

 

FY19 NASA Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Operating Plan
FY17 Operating Plan FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request*
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
NASA 19,285 19,653   19,892              
Science Mission Directorate 5,584 5,762   5,895              
Earth Science 1,927 1,908   1,784              
Planetary Science 1,628 1,828   2,235              
Astrophysics + JWST 1,382 1,352   1,185              
Astrophysics 762 783   881              
James Webb Space Telescope 620 569   305              
Heliophysics 647 675   689              
STEM Education1 37 37   45              
Aeronautics 634 656   634              
Office of Education 115 100   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. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent.

* Figures include $300 million provided by an addendum to the request, $30 million of which is for the Science Mission Directorate and $25 million is for Aeronautics.

1. Called "Science Activation" in the FY19 request. This funding was split equally between the Planetary Science and Astrophysics divisions in the final FY17 appropriations bill but is wholly derived from the Astrophysics division in FY16 and the FY19 request.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

NSF

 

FY19 National Science Foundation Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Actual
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request*
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
NSF 7,464 7,472   7,472              
Research & Related Activities 5,998 6,034   6,151              
Biological Sciences 744 -                  
Computer & Information Science & Engineering 935 -                  
Engineering 916 -                  
Geosciences 877 -                  
Polar Programs 449 -                  
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1,349 -                  
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences 272 -                  
Integrative Activities 427 -                  
EPSCoR 160 >=160                  
Funding Line FY16
Actual
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Education & Human Resources 884 880   873              
  Numbers for specific EHR programs are in the "STEM Education" tab
Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction 242 209   95              
Regional Class Research Vessels - 122                  
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 100 67                  
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope 20 20                  
Agency Operations & Award Management 351 330   334              

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

* Figures include $2.2 billion provided by an addendum to the request.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

DOD

 

FY19 DOD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
RDT&E Total 69,785 72,302                  
Science & Technology 12,997 14,011   13,662              
Basic Research (6.1) 2,309 2,276   2,269              
Applied Research (6.2) 4,996 5,296   5,100              
Advanced Technology Development (6.3) 5,691 6,439   6,292              
Other RDT&E 56,740 58,290                  
All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent. Overseas Contingency Operations funding is excluded.

 

FY18 DOD S&T Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Army (6.1 - 6.3) 2,689 3,067                  
Basic Research 469 487                  
Applied Research 1,093 1,220                  
Advanced Technology Development 1,127 1,360                  
Navy (6.1 - 6.3) 2,334 2,367                  
Basic Research 672 563                  
Applied Research 966 980                  
Advanced Technology Development 696 824                  
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Air Force (6.1 - 6.3) 2,481 2,678                  
Basic Research 530 545                  
Applied Research 1,240 1,326                  
Advanced Technology Development 710 808                  
Defense-Wide (6.1 - 6.3) 5,493 5,898                  
Basic Research 638 681                  
Applied Research 1,697 1,770                  
Advanced Technology Development 3,157 3,447                  
All figures are in millions of nominal U.S. dollars and Percentages are rounded to the nearest percent. Overseas Contingency Operations funding is excluded.

 

 

Reference Material

Document Year
RDT&E Budget Request FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Army RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Navy RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Air Force RDT&E Request (Vol. 1) FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
House Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Senate Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Final Bill FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Final Joint Report FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19

 

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

 

NOAA

 

FY19 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
NOAA 5,766 5,675   4,563              
Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research 482 514   322              
Climate Research 158 158                  
Weather & Air Chemistry Research 103 114                  
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research 189 193                  
Research Supercomputing 20 36                  
National Weather Service 1,124 1,122   1,053              
Observations 233 249                  
Central Processing 157 160                  
Analyze, Forecast, & Support 496 487                  
Dissemination 90 81                  
Science & Technology Integration 139 137                  
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
National Environmental Satellite, Data, & Information Service 2,349 2,204   1,640              
GOES-R Class 872 753                  
Joint Polar Satellite System 809 787                  
Polar Follow On 370 329                  
National Centers for Environmental Information 59 59                  
COSMIC-2 10 8.1                  
Space Weather Follow On 1.2 5                  
Commercial Weather Data Pilot 3 5                  
National Marine Fisheries Service1 914 917                  
National Ocean Service 504 521                  
Office of Marine & Aviation Operations 303 298                  
Office of Education 27 27                  

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. The figures are the sum of funding from the Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) account and the Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction (PAC) account, unless otherwise noted.

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

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

NIST

 

FY19 National Institute of Standards and Technology Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
NIST 964 954   629              
Scientific & Technical Research & Services 690 690   573              
Laboratory Programs 605 605   517              
Standards Coordination & Special Programs 68 68   45              
Corporate Services 17 17   12              
Industrial Technology Services 155 155   15              
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership 130 130   0              
Manufacturing USA
(formerly NNMI)
25 25   15              
Construction of Research Facilities 119 109   41              
Radiation Physics Building 60 >=60   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.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

NIH

 

FY19 National Institutes of Health Appropriations, Selected Institutes
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
NIH1 32,084 34,084                  
National Cancer Institute2 5,215 5,689                  
National Institute of General Medical Sciences 2,512 2,651                  
National Eye Institute 716 733                  
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communications Disorders 423 437                  
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 347 357                  

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. "Program level" funding.

2. The FY17 figure includes $300 million provided by P.L. 114-254, the Further Continuing and Security Appropriations Act of 2017.

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

USGS

 

FY19 U.S. Geological Survey Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
USGS 1,062 1,085   860              
Water Resources 211 215                  
Ecosystems 160 160                  
Climate & Land Use Change1 140 149                  
Natural Hazards 139 145                  
Core Science Systems 112 116                  
Energy & Mineral Resources 73 73                  
Environmental Health 21 21                  
Science Support 106 106                  
Facilities 100 100                  

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

 

Reference Material

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

 

Committee Bill Hearing Markups Administration Statement
Senate Appropriations        
House Appropriations        

 

STEM Education

 

FY19 STEM Education Appropriations
(millions)
Funding Line FY16
Actual
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
National Science Foundation
(selected programs)
Education & Human Resources 884 880   873              
Graduate Research Fellowship1 332 -                  
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education1 105 -                  
Research Experiences for Undergraduates2 78 -                  
Discovery Research PreK-12 84 -                  
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships 65 61                  
NSF Research Traineeship1 56 -                  
STEM + Computing Partnerships1 64 52                  
Advanced Technological Education 66 >=66                  
Advancing Informal STEM Learning 63 63                  
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 46 46                  
HBCU Program 35 35                  
Tribal Colleges & Universities Program 14 14                  
Hispanic Serving Institutions Program - 15*                  
INCLUDES1 14 -                  

* "No less than"

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

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

Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Department of Education
(selected programs)
Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants (Title II, Part A) 2,256 2,056   0              
Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part B) - 400   0              
21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV, Part A) 1,167 1,192   0              
Career & Technical Education 1,125 1,125   1,138              
Minority Science & Engineering Improvement 10 10   10              
NASA
(selected programs)
Office of Education 115 100   0              
Space Grant 40 40   0              
Minority University Research Education Program 32 32   0              
STEM Education & Accountability Projects 25 10   0              
EPSCoR 18 18   0              
Science Mission Directorate Education & Public Outreach1 37 37   45              
1. Called "Science Activation" in the FY19 request.
Funding Line FY16
Enacted
FY17
Enacted
FY18
Enacted
FY19
Request
Change
18-19
House Change
18-19
Senate Change
18-19
Final Change
18-19
Department of Energy
(selected programs)
NNSA Academic Alliances & Partnerships 50 50                  
Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists 20 20   19              
Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program 10 10                  
Nuclear Energy Integrated University Program 5 5                  
Department of Defense
(selected programs)
National Defense Education Program 54 79                  
HBCU & Minority Institutions Program 36 34                  
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(selected programs)
Office of Education 27 27                  

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