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NSF & Congress

Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2015

January 9, 2015

U.S. Capitol

On Friday, December 16, 2014, the President signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (Public Law No. 113-235). The legislation will provide the National Science Foundation with $7.344 billion, an increase of $172 million (or 2.3 percent) over the FY 14 Current Plan (CP) level of $7.172 billion, and is $89 million (or 1.2 percent) above the President's FY 15 request.

In the Omnibus, the Research and Related Activities (RRA) Account receives $5.934 billion, $132 million (2.2 percent) above the CP, and $126 million (2.2 percent) above the request. The Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate is given $866 million in the bill, an increase of $20.6 million (2.4 percent) over the CP, but $24 million (2.7 percent) below the request. The Major Research, Equipment and Facilities Construction account (MREFC) is funded at $200.76 million, $0.76 million over the CP, and equal to the request. The Agency Operation and Awards Management (AOAM) account is given $325 million, $18 million (5.8 percent) over the CP, but is $13 million (4.1 percent) below the request. The National Science Board (NSB) is provided $4.37 million, an increase of 1.6 percent from the CP, and equal to the request. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) receives $14.43 million, an increase of 1 percent over the CP, and equal to the request.

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