Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2010
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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In his FY2010 budget request, President Obama sought 147.620 billion for RD, a 555 million 0.4 increase from the estimated FY2009 RD funding level of 147.065 billion not including FY2009 RD funding provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act P.L. 111-5. According to the Obama Administration, preliminary allocations of RD funding provided under P.L. 111-5 brought total FY2009 RD funding to 165.400 billion. Unless otherwise noted in this report, comparisons of FY2009 and FY2010 RD funding do not incorporate funding provided under P.L. 111-5. To the extent possible, the agency discussions in this report include an analysis of House and Senate actions with respect to RD funding. In some cases, however, there is insufficient information to parse agency RD funding from other spending to determine precise agency funding levels estimated funding levels are provided for these agencies. Congress continues to play a central role in defining the nations RD priorities, especially with respect to two overarching issues the extent to which the Federal RD investment can grow in the context of increased pressure on discretionary spending and how available funding will be prioritized and allocated. A low or negative growth rate in the overall RD investment may require movement of resources across disciplines, programs, or agencies to address priorities. Six federal agencies received 95.1 of total federal RD spending in the Presidents FY2010 request the Department of Defense 54.0, Department of Health and Human Services 21.0, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 7.7, Department of Energy 7.3, National Science Foundation 3.6, and Department of Agriculture 1.5. The Presidents FY2010 request included 30.884 billion for basic research 28.139 billion for applied research 84.054 billion for development and 4.543 billion for RD facilities and equipment.
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