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 May 22, 2018

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY17 Final

FY18 Omnibus

FY19 President's Request

FY19 Societies' Request

FY19 House

FY19 Senate

FY19 Final

NSF

(National Science Foundation)

$7,472 million

$7,767 million

$7,472 million

$8,450 million

$8,175 million    

 

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

Program/Agency

FY17 Final

FY18 Omnibus

FY19 President's Request

FY19 Societies' Request

FY19 House

FY19 Senate

FY19 Final

USDA - ARS

(Agricultural Research Service)

$1,170 million

$1,203 million

$1,019 million

$1,350 million

$1,259 million

 

 

USDA - NIFA

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

$1,363 million

$1,408 million

$1,263 million

$1,640 million

$1,447 million

 

$1,425 million

 

USDA - AFRI

(Agriculture and Food Research Initiative)

$375 million

$400 million

$375 million

$525 million

$415 million

$405 million

 

USDA - Hatch

(Hatch Act Formula Funds)

$244 million

$244 million

$243 million

$291 million

$259 million

$244million  

USDA - Smith-Lever

(Extension Funds)

$300 million $300 million $299 million $358 million $315 million $300 million  

 

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY17 Final

FY18 Omnibus

FY19 President's Request

FY19 Societies' Request

FY19 House

FY19 Senate

FY19 Final

DOE - Office of Science

(Department of Energy - Office of Science)

$5,392 million

$6,260 million

$5,391 million

$6,600 million

$6,600 million

$6,650 million

 

ARPA - E

(Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy)

$306 million $353 million $0 $375 million $325 million $375 million  

 

Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY17 Final

FY18 Omnibus

FY19 President's Request

FY19 House

FY19 Senate

FY19 Final

USGS

(U.S. Geological Survey)

$1,085 million

$1,148 million

$922 million
$1,167 million

 

 

EPA - Science & Technology

(Environmental Protection Agency)

$714 million

$714 million

$451 million

$651 million

 

 

 

USFS - Forest & Rangeland Research

(U.S. Forest Service)

$289 million

$297 million

$259 million

$297 million

 

 

 


ASA, CSSA, SSSA FY 2019 Outside Witness Testimony:

House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Submitted March 30, 2018)

Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Submitted March 30, 2018)

House Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Submitted March 28, 2018)

Senate Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Submitted March 28, 2018)

House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Submitted April 16, 2018)

Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 

 

ASA, CSSA, SSSA FY 2019 Letters:

House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Submitted April 2, 2018)

Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Submitted April 2, 2018)

House Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Submitted March 28, 2018)

Senate Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Submitted March 28, 2018)

House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Submitted April 10, 2018)

Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Submitted April 10, 2018)


Coalition FY 2019 Testimony and Letters:

AFRI Coalition Senate Testimony on AFRI

Supporters of Agriculture Research (SoAR) Letter on AFRI

Energy Science Coalition (ESC) Letter on DOE, Office of Science

Friends of the Agricultural Research Service (FARS) Letter on ARS

Coalition Letter on ARPA-E

Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Letter on NSF

National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NC-FAR) Letter on USDA Research

Energy Science Coalition (ESC) Letter on ARPA-E

Geoscience Coalition Letter on NSF GEO Funding


Coalition FY 2019 FY 2019 Congressional "Dear Colleague" Letters for Research Funding:

House AFRI Letter

House NSF Letter

House DoE-Office of Science Letter

Senate NSF Letter

 


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