January 8, 2008
The U.S. National Science Foundation is funded at $6.065 billion for the 2008 Fiscal Year that began on October 1, 2007, and ends on September 30, 2008. The funds are provided in the $473.5 billion "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008" (H.R. 2764). The measure consolidates 11 of the 12 regular appropriations bills that fund the federal government each year. (In November, Congress passed and the president signed into law the FY 2008 Department of Defense appropriations bill.)
Until the president signed the "Consolidated Appropriations Act" into law on Dec. 26, 2007, NSF was funded by a series of continuing resolutions.
For FY 2008, NSF's accounts and their funding are:
- Research and Related Activities: $4.8 billion, an increase of $56 million over the FY 2007 funding level.
- Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction: $220.7 million.
- Education and Human Resources: $725.6 million.
- Agency Operations and Award Management: $281.7 million.
- Office of Inspector General: $11.4 million.
- Office of the National Science Board: $3.9 million.