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NSF & Congress

Final Action Completed on Appropriations for FY22

U.S. Capitol

On March 15, the President signed into law the FY 2022 Omnibus that funds the federal government for the rest of fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on September 30, 2022. The House passed the measure by a vote of 249 to 180 on March 9, and the Senate approved it the next day by a 68-to-31 vote.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, (Public Law 117-103) provides $8.8 billion for NSF, an increase of $351.2 million, or 4.1 percent, above the FY 2021 appropriation. It provides $7.2 billion for the Research and Related Activities (RRA) account; $1.0 billion for the Education and Human Resources (EHR) account; $249 million for the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account; $400 million for the Agency Operations and Award Management (AOAM) account; $4.6 million for the National Science Board (NSB) account; and $19 million for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) account.

NSF FY 2022 Current Plan
(Dollars in Millions)

 

FY 2022 President's Budget

FY 2022 Current Plan

Biological Sciences

948.51

831.73

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Computer and Information Science and Engineering

1,116.06

1,015.57

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Engineering

916.79

774.8

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Geosciences

1,194.92

1,033.46

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences

1,690.74

1,612.9

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Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

319.66

285.82

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Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

864.87

450.00

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International Science and Engineering

75.32

61.32

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Polar Programs

429.19

447.43

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U.S. Antarctic Logistical Support Activities

77.10

85.00

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Integrative Activities

504.90

399.83

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U.S. Arctic Research Commission

1.65

1.66

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Total, Research and Related Activities

8,139.71

6,999.52

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Education and Human Resources

1,287.27

1,149.49

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Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction

249.00

240.52

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Agency Operations and Award Management

468.30

424.90

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Inspector General

20.42

19.00

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National Science Board

4.60

4.60

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TOTAL NSF

10,169.30

8,838.00

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Totals may not add due to rounding.


From Enacted levels to the FY 2022 Current Plan, funds were transferred from the Research and Related Activities (R&RA) account (-$20.62 million) and the Education and Human Resources (EHR) account (-$4.28) and into the Agency Operations and Award Management account (+$24.90 million).

NSF also intends to excute the following transfers for the FY 2022 Current Plan:
- $8.48 million from the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account to the R&RA account to address rising operating costs at major research facilities due to the inflationary effects on commodity prices and the lingering impacts of delays in the support of Antarctic research due to COVID.

- $147.74 million from the R&RA account to the EHR account to consolidate the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) into the Directorate for Education and Human Resources as presented in the FY 2022 Budget Request.

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