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2016 Appropriations: By the Numbers

JAN 07, 2016
The annual spending law that funds the federal science agencies, offices, and accounts through the end of fiscal year 2016 provides significant growth for the physical sciences.
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Below is a compilation of budget charts capturing the outcomes for the major science agencies and offices in the fiscal 2016 year-end spending law. Click a given subheading to link to more detailed information about the outcome for that agency, office or account. FYI published an overview analysis of the FY 2016 appropriations law here . Yesterday, the White House announced that the President will release his FY 2017 budget request on Feb.

Agency / Office / Account

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

National Science Foundation

7,131.4

7,344.2

7,723.6

7,463.5

1.6%

NASA

17,646.5

18,010.2

18,529.1

19,285.0

7.1%

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

5,322.5

5,448.9

5,982.6

5,765.6

5.8%

National Institute of Standards and Technology

850.0

863.9

1,119.7

964.0

11.6%

Department of Energy Office of Science

5,070.2

5,071.0

5,339.8

5,350.2

5.5%

Department of Defense Science & Technology

12,008.6

12,252.0

12,266.3

13,250.7

8.2%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

NSF Grows 1.6%

Agency / Account / Directorate

FY14 actual

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

National Science Foundation

7,131.4

7,344.2

7,723.6

7,463.5

1.6%

Research & Related Activities

5,775.3

5,933.6

6,186.3

6,033.6

1.7%

Education & Human Resources

832.0

866.0

962.6

880.0

1.6%

Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction

200.0

200.8

200.3

200.3

-0.2%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

DOE Science Grows 5.6%

Department / Office / Division

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

Department of Energy

27,182.0

27,402.4

29,923.8

29,717.3

8.4%

Office of Science

5,066.4

5,067.7

5,339.8

5,350.2

5.6%

Advanced Scientific Computing Research

478.1

541.0

621.0

621.0

14.8%

Basic Energy Sciences

1,711.9

1,733.2

1,849.3

1,848.7

6.7%

Biological & Environmental Research

609.7

592.0

612.4

609.0

2.9%

Fusion Energy Sciences

504.7

467.5

420.0

438.0

-6.3%

High Energy Physics

796.5

766.0

788.0

795.0

3.8%

Nuclear Physics

569.1

595.5

624.6

617.1

3.6%

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy

280.0

280.0

325.0

291.0

3.9%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

NASA Grows 7.1%

Agency / Directorate / Division

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

NASA

17,646.5

18,010.2

18,529.1

19,285.0

7.1%

Science

5,148.2

5,244.7

5,288.6

5,589.4

6.6%

Earth Science

1,824.9

1,772.5

1,947.3

1,921.0

8.4%

Planetary Science

1,345.7

1,437.8

1,361.2

1,631.0

13.4%

Astrophysics

678.3

684.8

709.1

730.6

6.7%

James Webb Space Telescope

658.2

645.4

620.0

620.0

-3.9%

Heliophysics

641.0

662.2

651.0

649.8

-1.9%

Aeronautics

566.0

651.0

571.4

640.0

-1.7%

Space Technology

576.0

596.0

724.8

686.5

15.2%

Exploration

4,113.2

4,356.7

4,505.9

4,030.0

-7.5%

Space Operations

3,774.0

3,827.8

4,003.7

5,029.2

31.4%

Education

116.6

119.0

88.9

115.0

-3.4%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

NIST Grows 11.6%

Agency / Account

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

National Institute of Standards and Technology

850.0

863.9

1,119.7

964.0

11.6%

Scientific and Technical Research and Services

651.0

675.5

754.7

690.0

2.1%

Industrial Technology Services

143.0

138.1

306.0

155.0

12.2%

Construction of Research Facilities

56.0

50.3

59.0

119.0

136.6%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

DOD Science & Tech Grows 8.2%

Department / Account

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

Department of Defense

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

63,457.8

64,006.5

69,976.4

70,016.1

9.4%

Science & Technology

12,008.6

12,252.0

12,266.6

13,250.7

8.2%

Basic Research (6.1)

2,166.6

2,277.8

2,088.9

2,309.3

1.4%

Applied Research (6.2)

4,641.2

4,647.8

4,713.2

5,004.0

7.7%

Advanced Tech Development (6.3)

5,200.8

5,326.4

5,464.4

5,937.4

11.5%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

STEM Programs Mostly Flat Funded

Department / Agency / Directorate / Program

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

Department of Education

67,300.0

70,470.0

74,138.0

71,698.0

1.7%

Math and Science Partnerships

149.7

152.7

202.7

152.7

0.0%

Minority Science and Engineering Improvement

9.0

9.0

9.0

9.0

0.0%

National Science Foundation

7,131.4

7,344.2

7,723.6

7,463.5

1.6%

Education & Human Resources

832.0

866.0

962.6

880.0

1.6%

Advancing Informal STEM Learning

54.8

55.0

60.0

62.5

13.6%

STEM + Computing Partnerships

57.4

57.1

51.9

51.9

-9.1%

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

45.5

46.0

46.0

46.0

0.0%

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships

62.6

60.9

60.9

60.9

0.0%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

NOAA Grows 5.8%

Agency / Office / Program

FY14 actual

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

NOAA

5,322.5

5,448.9

5,982.6

5,765.6

5.8%

Office of Atmospheric & Oceanic Research

423.9

446.3

507.0

482.0

8.0%

Climate Research

154.2

158.0

188.8

158.0

0.0%

Weather & Air Chemistry Research

81.1

90.8

97.3

103.2

13.7%

Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research

166.3

172.1

186.4

188.6

9.6%

National Weather Service

1,062.6

1,087.5

1,098.9

1,124.1

3.4%

Observations

205.3

210.8

204.9

216.4

2.7%

Central Processing

100.1

96.6

87.9

92.9

-3.8%

Analyze, Forecast and Support

474.7

483.1

489.8

496.0

2.7%

Dissemination

46.3

40.1

46.7

44.7

11.5%

Science & Technology Integration

123.1

123.6

134.2

138.8

12.3%

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

2,087.1

2,223.1

2,379.6

2,350.7

5.7%

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites - R Class

940.4

980.8

871.8

871.8

-11.1%

Joint Polar Satellite System

820.6

916.3

809.0

809.0

-11.7%

Polar Follow On

0.0

0.0

380.0

370.0

NEW

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

DOE Nuclear Energy Grows 8%

Department / Agency / Office / Account

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

Department of Energy

27,182.0

27,402.4

29,923.8

29,717.3

8.4%

National Nuclear Security Administration

11,207.0

11,399.0

12,565.4

12,526.5

9.9%

Weapons Activities

7,845.0

8,231.8

8,846.9

8,846.9

7.5%

Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

1,954.0

1,641.4

1,940.3

1,940.3

18.2%

Naval Reactors

1,095.0

1,238.5

1,375.5

1,375.5

11.1%

Nuclear Energy

888.4

913.5

907.6

986.2

8.0%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

NIH Grows 5.8%

Agency / Institute

FY14 enacted

FY15 enacted

FY16 President’s request

FY16 enacted

Change between FY15 and FY16

National Institutes of Health

30,070.1

30,311.3

31,311.3

32,084.0

5.8%

National Cancer Institute

4,932.4

4,953.0

5,098.5

5,214.7

5.3%

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

2,366.5

2,372.3

2,433.8

2,512.1

5.9%

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

404.3

405.2

416.2

423.0

4.4%

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

327.0

327.2

337.3

346.8

6.0%

* Figures in millions of U.S dollars

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