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Various Science Agencies and Programs Slated for Increases in House CJS Bill

According to the report that accompanies the CJS bill scheduled to be marked up by the full Appropriations Committee in the House tomorrow, the current version of the legislation would provide increases to various science and research agencies and program of interest to UW.


The current version of the legislation proposes to increase the NSF by $1.15 billion to a total of $9.63 billion.

Within the NSF budget, the bill would fund the Research and Related Activities account at $7.7 billion, an increase of $786.0 million.  At the same time, it also calls for an increase of $306.3 million for the Education and Human Resources account for a total of $1.27 billion.


NASA is slated for $25.04 billion under the bill, an increase of $1.77 billion.

As part of the overall NASA budget, the Science Mission Directorate would see an increase of $668.5 million for a total of $7.97 billion.

Within the $147 million proposed for the Office of STEM Engagement, $60 million would be allocated to the Space Grant program, which is currently funded at $51 million.


As part of the overall proposed budget of $6.46 billion for NOAA, the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), NOAA’s research arm, is slated for $684.5 million.  For comparison, OAR received $570.6 million this year.

While there does not appear to be any explicit funding allocated to the Administration’s request for an “ARPA-C”, the Climate Research program within OAR would see a $71-million increase, for a total of $253 million.

Sea Grant would see a $10-million increase to $85 million, with the increase dedicated to a coastal resiliency initiative.

The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) would be funded at $50 million, an increase of $9 million.

Like on other bills of interest, we will continue to provide additional updates.