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NSF & Congress

Final Action Completed on Appropriations for FY19

U.S. Capitol

On February 15, the President signed into law the omnibus appropriations bill that funds the federal government for the rest of fiscal year (FY) 2019, which ends on September 30. The House passed the measure by a vote of 300 to 128 on February 14, and the Senate approved the same day by a 83-to-16 vote.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, (Public Law 116-6), Title III covers funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other science agencies. The measure provides $8.1 billion for NSF, an increase of $307.64 million, or 4.0 percent, above the FY 2018 appropriation. It provides $6,520 million for the Research and Related Activities (RRA) account; $910 million for the Education and Human Resources (EHR) account; $296 million for the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account; $330 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 2019 Current Plan
(Dollars in Millions)

 

FY 2019 President's Budget

FY 2019 Current Plan

Biological Sciences

738.16

783.69

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Computer and Information Science and Engineering

925.42

980.74

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Engineering

921.43

995.77

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Geosciences

852.98

931.93

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences

1,345.32

1,475.34

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Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

246.19

270.42

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International Science and Engineering

48.50

48.99

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Polar Programs

463.54

398.16

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U.S. Antarctic Logistical Support Activities

71.00

71.00

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Integrative Activities

536.72

546.99

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U.S. Arctic Research Commission

1.42

1.48

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Total, Research and Related Activities

6,150.68

6,504.51

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Education and Human Resources

873.37

922.00

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Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction

94.65

295.74

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Agency Operations and Award Management

333.63

333.03

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Inspector General

15.345

15.35

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National Science Board

4.32

4.37

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TOTAL NSF

7,472.00

8,075.00

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Totals may not add due to rounding.


From Enacted levels to the FY 2019 Current Plan, funds were transferred from the Research and Related Activities account (-$15.49 million) to the Education and Human Resources account (+$12.0 million) and the Agency Operations and Award Management account (+$3.49 million).

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