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 June 6, 2016

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY15 Actual

FY16 Estimate

FY17 President's Budget Request

Additional Mandatory FY17 Funding Requested

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Approp. Request Letters

FY17 House

FY17 Senate

FY17 Final

NSF

(National Science Foundation)

$7,398 million

$7,463 million

$7,564 million

$400 million

$7,406 million

$7,509 million

 

 

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

Program/Agency

FY15 Actual

FY16 Estimate

FY17 President's Budget Request

Additional Mandatory FY17 Funding Reqested

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Approp. Request Letters

FY17 House

FY17 Senate

FY1 Omnibus

USDA - ARS

(U.S. Dep't of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service)

$1,132 million

$1,143 million

$1,161 million

 

 

$1,152 million

$1,178 million

 

USDA - NIFA

(U.S. Dep't of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

$1,298 million

$1,326 million

$1,374 million

 

$1,341 million

$1,364 million

 

 

USDA - AFRI

(U.S. Dep't of Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative)

$325 million

$350 million

$375 million

$325 million

$375 million

$375 million

 

USDA - Hatch

(U.S. Dep't of Agriculture - Hatch Act Formula Funds)

$244 million

$244 million

$244 million

 

$244 million

$244 million

 

 

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Program/Agency

FY15 Actual

FY16 Estimate

FY17 President's Budget Request

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Approp. Request Letters

FY17 House

FY17 Senate

FY17 Final

DOE - Office of Science

(Department of Energy - Office of Science)

$5,068 million

$5,347 million

$5,672 million

House and Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

$5,400 million

$5,400 million

 

ASA, CSSA, SSSA FY 2017 Outside Witness Testimony:

House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies (Submitted March 4, 2016)

Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies (Submitted March 10, 2016)

House and Senate Commerce, Science, and Justice (Submitted March 21, 2016)

House and Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies (Submitted March 18, 2016)

 


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