Email Print Share

NSF & Congress

Final Action Completed on Omnibus Appropriations for FY18

U.S. Capitol

On March 23, the President signed into law the omnibus appropriations bill that funds the federal government for the rest of fiscal year (FY) 2018, which ends on September 30. The House passed the measure by a vote of 256 to 167 on March 22, and Senate approval came early the next day in a 65-to-32 vote.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, (Public Law 115-141) provides $1.3 trillion to fund the federal government. Title III covers funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other science agencies. The measure provides $7.8 billion for NSF, an increase of $295.14 million, or 3.9 percent, above the FY 2017 appropriation. It provides $6,334 million for the Research and Related Activities (RRA) account; $902 million for the Education and Human Resources (EHR) account; $183 million for the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account; $329 million for the Agency Operations and Award Management (AOAM) account; $4 million for the National Science Board (NSB) account; and $15 million for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) account.

NSF FY 2018 Enacted Appropriations
(Dollars in Millions)

 

FY 2018 President's Budget

FY 2018 Enacted

Biological Sciences

672.11

754.63

divider line

Computer and Information Science and Engineering

838.92

960.64

divider line

Engineering

833.49

972.16

divider line

Geosciences

783.31

905.88

divider line

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

1,219.43

1,497.93

divider line

Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

244.02

249.31

divider line

International Science and Engineering

44.02

48.99

divider line

Polar Programs

338.18

422.14

divider line

U.S. Antarctic Logistical Support Activities

71.00

71.00

divider line

Integrative Activities

315.74

450.37

divider line

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

1.43

1.43

divider line

Total, Research and Related Activities

5,361.65

6,334.48

divider line

Education and Human Resources

760.55

902.00

divider line

Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction

182.80

182.80

divider line

Agency Operations and Award Management

328.51

328.51

divider line

Inspector General

15.01

15.20

divider line

National Science Board

4.37

4.37

divider line

TOTAL NSF

6,652.89

7,767.36

divider line
 

Totals may not add due to rounding.

OTHER NSF & CONGRESS INFORMATION

 Hearings: Testimony and Summaries
 Reports to Congress
 Program Awards by State/District
 Major Legislation
 Science & Policy Links
 NSF & Congress Archive
 NSF Toolkit
 NSF Days Website