Federal Budget



FY 2016 Federal Budget

Two months after agreeing to a two year budget deal that provides top line funding for FY 2016 and FY 2015 and provides relief to the sequestration cuts made law in 2013, Congress passed an omnibus bill funding the federal government for FY 2016 on December 18.  The $1.5 billion omnibus bill provides funding increases for science at several federal agencies. The chart below provides funding details for agencies and programs relevant to the biophysics community.



FY 2015- FY 2016 Appropriations for Science Agencies (in millions)

 

 
FY 2015 Enacted
FY 2016 Enacted
Percent different between 2015 and proposed 2016
NIH
$30,073
$32,100
0.5%
NSF
$7,344
$7.460
5.2%
DOE
Office of Science
$5,067
$5,350
5.4%
NASA 
Science Office
$5,245
$5,589
0.8%
NIST
Science & Tech Labs
$676
$690

11.7%

 Department of Defense Basic Research$2,278$2,3091.4%
 Veteran's Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research $588.9$6317.1%