Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 

Budget Process

We receive many questions about the timing of the budget process.  The timeline below is intended as a guide to help explain the process from budget formulation to execution. 

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Updates


White House Releases FY 2018 President's Budget Request

Today the President submitted his FY 2018 budget request to Congress. NOAA’s FY 2018 budget request is approximately $4.78 billion, with a request of $350 million to support OAR’s continued and sustained operations. For details on the OAR request, see the NOAA Blue Book and Congressional Submission on the NOAA Budget Office page.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017

On May 5, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (HR 244), which provides a total of $5.77B for NOAA. This includes $3.5B for NOAA Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $2.26B in Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC).

OAR Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) - OAR ORF is funded $477.7M, an increase of $15.8M above FY 2016 enacted.

Climate Research - OAR Climate Research is funded at $158M, level to FY 2016 enacted.

  • Climate Research Labs and Cooperative Institutes: $60M (equal to FY16 enacted)
  • Regional Climate Data and Information: $38M (equal to FY16 enacted)

  • Climate Competitive Research: $60M (equal to FY16 enacted)


Weather and Air Chemistry Research - OAR Weather and Air Chemistry Research is funded at $113.8M, an increase of $10.6M above FY 2016 enacted.

  • Weather and Air Chemistry Research Labs and Cooperative Institutes: $80M (+$4M from FY16 enacted, for an adjustment to base requested in the FY 17 President’s budget request)

  • U.S. Weather Research Program: $10.6M (+2.6M from FY16 enacted, for Airborne Phased Array Radar)

  • Tornado Severe Storm Research/Phased Array Radar: $13.158M (equal to FY16 enacted)

  • Joint Technology Transfer Initiative: $10M (+$4M from FY16 enacted)


Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research - Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research is funded at $192.8M, an increase of $4.2M from FY 2016 enacted.

  • Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research Labs and Cooperative Institutes: $32M (equal to FY16 enacted)

  • National Sea Grant College Program: $63M (-$1M from FY16 enacted)

  • Marine Aquaculture Program: $9.5M (+500K from FY16 enacted)

  • Ocean Exploration and Research: $36M (+$4M from FY16 enacted)

  • Integrated Ocean Acidification: $10.5M (+500K from FY16 enacted)

  • Sustained Ocean Observations and Monitoring: $41.8M (equal to FY17 President’s budget request)


High Performance Computing (HPC) Initiatives ORF - HPC ORF is funded at $12.1M, equal to FY 2016 enacted.

Research Transition Acceleration Program (RTAP) - RTAP is a new program proposed in the FY17 President's Budget and is funded at $1M. Technology transfer funds were also included for weather through Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI).


OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC)

Research Supercomputing: Research supercomputing PAC is funded at $36.4M, an increase of $16.3M above FY 2016 enacted and $10M more than the FY 2017 President’s budget request. Report language states that $14M is directed to “develop a dedicated high performance computing facility in collaboration with partners with existing high performance computing expertise and scientific synergies.”


 

Constituent Updates

OAR Assistant Administrator Craig McLean holds quarterly OAR Update calls for constituents.

Please email oar.constituents@noaa.gov or call Rochelle Plutchak at 301-734-1176 to be added to the invitation list for these calls.

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