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 May 23, 2017

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY16 Final

FY17 Omnibus

FY18 President's Budget Request

% Difference

FY18 House

FY18 Senate

FY18 Final

NSF

(National Science Foundation)

$7,463 million

$7,472 million

$6,653 million

-11%

 

 

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

Program/Agency

FY16 Final

FY17 Omnibus

FY18 President's Budget Request

% Difference

FY18 House

FY18 Senate

FY18 Final

USDA - ARS

(Agricultural Research Service)

$1,143 million

$1,170 million

$993 million

-15%

 

 

 

USDA - NIFA

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

$1,326 million

$1,373 million

$1,257 million

-8%

 

 

 

 

USDA - AFRI

(Agriculture and Food Research Initiative)

$350 million

$375 million

$349 million

-3%

 

 

USDA - Hatch

(Hatch Act Formula Funds)

$244 million

$244 million

$243 million

 

 

 

 

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY16 Final

FY17 Omnibus

FY18 President's Budget Request

% Difference

FY18 House

FY18 Senate

FY18 Final

DOE - Office of Science

(Department of Energy - Office of Science)

$5,347 million

$5,392 million

~ $4,473 million

-17%

 

 

 

 

 


ASA, CSSA, SSSA FY 2018 Outside Witness Testimony:

House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies (Submitted April 4, 2017)

Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies (Submitted May 11, 2017)

House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies (Submitted April 3, 2017)

Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies (Submitted May 10, 2017)

House Commerce, Science, and Justice (Submitted April 20, 2017)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Justice (Submitted May 10, 2017)


Coalition FY 2018 Testimony and Letters:

Conservation Coalition Letter on Farm Bill Programs

Non-Defense Discretionary (NDD) Coalition Letter on FY18 Spending

Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Letter on NSF

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

Coalition Letter on DOE, ARPA-E Program

Coalition Letter on Federal Geoscience Research Programs

AFRI Coalition Letter on USDA AFRI

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

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

Multi-Society Letter on FY18 Federal Research Funding


Budget and Appropriations Archive