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NSF Congressional Highlight
Conference Report Provides NSF a 6.7 Percent Increase for FY 2010

December 9, 2009

The FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Agreement was completed today. The conference agreement includes the final version of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations for FY 2010. Overall, the agreement will provide the National Science Foundation with $6.926 billion, an increase of $436 million, or 6.7 percent, over the FY '09 enacted amount, and a reduction of $118 million, or 1.7 percent, from the President's request.

FY2010 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS CONFERENCE AGREEMENT

Research and Related Activities:

The Research and Related Activities account receives $5.618 billion, a decrease of $115 million, or 2 percent, below the President's request, and an increase of $435 million, or 8.4 percent, over the FY '09 Appropriations.

Education and Human Resources:

The Education and Human Resources account is funded at $872.76 million, an increase of $15 million, or 1.8 percent above the requested level of $857.76 million, and an increase of $27.5 million, or 3.3 percent over the FY '09 Appropriated level.

Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction:

The Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account is funded at $117.29 million, equal to President's request. The agreement denied the request for the Judgment Fund of $3 million, and shifted that funding to the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, which receives $13 million. The remainder of the MREFC projects receives the requested level.

Agency Operations and Award Management:

The Agency Operations and Award Management account is funded at $300 million, a decrease of $18 million, or 5.8%, below the requested level, or an increase of $6 million, or 2% above the FY 09 Appropriated level.

National Science Board:

The National Science Board is funded at $4.54 million, $200,000 above the requested level of $4.34 million to be used for "obtaining a general counsel independent of the NSF."

Office of the Inspector General:

The Office of Inspector General is funded at the requested level of $14 million.

NSF FUNDING BY APPROPRIATIONS

(Dollars in millions)

FY 2009 Enacted FY 2010 Request Conference Agreement
Research and Related Activities 5,183.10 5,733.24 5,617.92
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Education and Human Resources 845.26 857.76 872.76
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Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction 152.01 117.29 117.29
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Agency Operations and Award Management 294.00 318.37 300.00
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National Science Board 4.03 4.34 4.54
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Office of Inspector General 12.00 14.00 14.00
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Total, NSF $6,490.40 $7,045.00 $6,926.51

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 

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