February 24, 2009

FY09 Omnibus Figures Available for Key Higher Education Accounts

By jnurse

The $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill may pass the House of Representatives as early as this Wednesday and in the following few days in the Senate. The higher education community was successful in its advocacy for increases in some agencies and programs of critical importance. Additionally, UW was successful in securing support for congressionally directed appropriations for high priority campus projects in the FY09 cycle. The government is faced with a March 6th deadline to complete work on the omnibus, as the continuing resolution — that is currently funding the government at FY2008 levels — expires at that point.

Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Total – $17.7 billion, an increase of $380 million
  • Science – $4.5 billion
  • Aeronautics – $500 million
  • Education -  $169 million

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Total – $6.49 billion, an increase of $362 million
  • Research – $5.1 billion, an increase of $361 million
  • Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) – $152 million, a decrease of $68.7 million
  • Education and Human Resources (EHR) – $845 million, an increase of $119 million

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • Total – $819 million, an increase of $63 million
  • Technology Innovation Program (TIP)- $65 million, a decrease of $200,000

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Total – $4.3 billion, an increase of $376 million
  • Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) – $396.7 million
  • Sea Grants – $54.99 million

Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science

  • Total – $4.77 billion, an increase of $754 million
  • High Energy Physics -  $795 million, an increase of $107 million
  • Nuclear Physics -  $512 million, an increase of $70 million
  • Biological and Environmental Research – $601 million, an increase of $57 million
  • Basic Energy Research – $1.4 billion, an increase of $249 million
  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research – $368 million, an increase of $17 million
  • Fusion Energy Sciences – $402 million, an increase of $118 million

Interior Appropriations Bill

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

  • Total – $1.04 billion, an increase of $37 million

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Total – $155 million, an increase of $10 million

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

  • Total – $155 million, an increase of $10 million

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education Appropriations Bill

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Total – $30.3 billion, an increase of $937 million

Pell Grants

  • Maximum Pell grant- $4,860, an increase of $119

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

  • $757 million, level funded

Work Study

  • $980 million , level funded

Perkins

  • $67 million, level funded

LEAP

  • $63 million, level funded

TRIO

  • $848 million, an increase of $19 million

GEAR UP

  • $313 million, an increase of $9 million

Javits

  • $9.6 million, an increase of $157,000

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)

  • $ 31 million, and increase of $1 million

State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Collaborative Research Support Programs CRSPs – $29 million, an increase of $1 million
  • Higher Education – $133 million

HR 1105 FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (Complete Materials)

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