Science Funding


The federal budget process typically starts with the annual President's Budget Request (PBR), which lays out a federal spending plan for research and development (R&D). Then Congress debates the actual spending through the federal appropriations committees.

Here we track the current debate of the upcoming fiscal year discretionary federal budget and include letters written by the Science Policy Office on behalf of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America submitted to Congress stressing our funding priorities for the annual budgets for several agencies, including: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy Office of Science.

 


Updated April 5, 2017

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY16 Final

FY17 House

FY17 Senate

FY18 President's "Skinny Budget"

FY18 President's Budget Request

FY18 House

FY18 Senate

FY18 Final

NSF

(National Science Foundation)

$7,463 million

$7,406 million

$7,509 million

(no mention)

 

 

 

 

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY16 Final

FY17 House

FY17 Senate

FY18 President's "Skinny Budget"

FY18 President's Budget Request

FY18 House

FY18 Senate

FY18 Final

USDA - ARS

(Agricultural Research Service)

$1,143 million

$1,152 million

$1,178 million

(no mention)

 

 

 

 

USDA - NIFA

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

$1,326 million

$1,341 million

$1,364 million

(no mention)

 

 

 

 

 

USDA - AFRI

(Agriculture and Food Research Initiative)

$350 million

$375 million

$375 million

~ $350 million

 

 

 

USDA - Hatch

(Hatch Act Formula Funds)

$244 million

$244 million

$244 million

(no mention)
 

 

 

 

 

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY16 Final

FY17 House

FY17 Senate

FY18 President's "Skinny Budget"

FY17 President's Budget Request

FY18 House

FY18 Senate

FY18 Final

DOE - Office of Science

(Department of Energy - Office of Science)

$5,347 million

$5,400 million

$5,400 million

~ $4,500 million

 

 

 

 

 


ASA, CSSA, SSSA FY 2018 Outside Witness Testimony:

House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies

Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies 

House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

House Commerce, Science, and Justice 

Senate Commerce, Science, and Justice 

 

 


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