FASEB Federal Science Budget Information

 

Funding for the federal science agencies is provided through the annual budget and appropriations process which usually begins in February, when the president submits the White House budget request to Congress for the fiscal year that begins on October 1. It is not unusual for the president’s budget to be submitted later than February in the first year of a new administration. President Trump sent his fiscal year 2021 budget request to Congress on February 10, 2020. Following the submission of the president’s budget, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees hear testimony from the federal agencies. From May through September, the Appropriations Committees consider the 12 annual appropriations bills that provide funding for each agency. Each of the 12 appropriations bills must be passed by the House and Senate before they can become law. If Congress fails to pass the appropriations bills by September 30, a “continuing resolution” must be approved in order to keep the government funded on a temporary basis until the budget is finalized.

 

FY 2021 Appropriations Status for Research Agencies
Updated August 27, 2020

 

Agency

FY 2020 Funding
Level

FASEB FY 2021
Recommendation

President's FY 2021 Recommendation

House
Recommendation

Senate
Recommendation

Final Budget

NIH

$41.7 billion

$44.7 billion

$38.7 billion

$47 billion

TBD

TBD

NSF

$8.3 billion

$9.4 billion

$7.7 billion

$8.55 billion

TBD

TBD

DOE SC

$7.0 billion

$7.4 billion

$5.8 billion

$7.05 billion

TBD

TBD

VA

$800 million

$860 million

$767 million

$840 million

TBD

TBD

AFRI

$425 million

$700 million

$600 million

$435 million

TBD

TBD

 

 

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