FY2018 Appropriations

FY2018 Funding - Funding Levels

 

Congress Passed the FY18 Omnibus Bill

Congress has passed, and the President signed into law, the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  See the FY2018 budget tracking chart for number comparisons of science agencies. 

Funding Levels for Key Science Agencies for FY2018
Agency/Program FY2017 Omnibus FY2018 President's
Budget Request
FY2018 House
Proposed
FY2018 Senate
Proposed
FY2018 Final
Signed into Law
National Science Foundation (Overall) $7.5 billion $6.653 billion $7.3 billion $7.3 billion $7.8 billion
National Institute of Standards and Technology $952 million $725 million $865 million $944 million $1.2 billion
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration $5.68 billion $4.78 billion $4.97 billion $5.6 billion $5.9 billion
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Overall) $19.7 billion $19.092 billion $19.9 billion $19.5 billion $20.7 billion
           
Department of Energy Office of Science $5.392 billion $4.473 billion $5.392 billion $5.55 billion $6.260 billion
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) $306 million Eliminated Eliminated $330 million $353 million
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy $2.09 billion $636 million $1.104 billion $1.937 billion $2.322 billion
           
Department of Defense - 6.1 Basic Research $2.276 billion $2.229 billion $2.28 billion $2.259 billion $2.343 billion
Department of Defense - 6.2 Applied Research $5.296 billion $4.973 billion $5.243 billion $5.336 billion $5.682 billion
           
National Institutes of Health (Overall) $34.1 billion $26.920 billion $35.2 billion $36.1 billion $37 billion
  


OSA Letters Supporting Funding for Science

OSA has been working closely with other scientific, industry and academic groups to weigh in with Congress and the Administration regarding funding levels for FY18.  Below are several of the letter:
  • On May 24, OSA joined 149 organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to oppose the proposed cuts to science and urged them to "provide sustainable and robust investments in scientific research."  View the letter
  • OSA signed onto a letter to Congress asking them to support FY2018 funding for Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). 
  • OSA joined over 287 scientific organizations, universities and research groups on a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging robust investments in R&D. 
  • OSA signed onto the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letter to Congress supporting funding for the National Science Foundation.  OSA is a member of CNSF.
Other OSA actions:
  

Congressional Support for Science Funding

Members of Congress have signed onto letters supporting particular funding levels for FY18.  Below are several of the letters:
 
  • Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) led a bipartisan dear colleague letter in April with 162 other members of Congress supporting $8 billion in FY18 for the National Science Foundation.
  • On May 15, a group of Senators submitted a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee supporting $8 billion for the National Science Foundation. 
  • Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) sent a letter in April to the Senate Appropriations Committee supporting a 4% increase in funding for NSF and NIST for FY2018. 
  • Six Republican Senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing support for maintaining funding for the Department of Energy’s research programs.  The six Senators on the letter are Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD).  View the letter
  • On April 28, a group of 67 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Trump in support of funding for Department of Energy's Office of Science.