FY 2016 Budget Activity
On June 11, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passed the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) bill through Committee. The Senate bill has yet to be debated on the Senate floor, where it could be amended.
For NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Senate bill included a total of $456.1 million, which includes $436 million for OAR Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $20.1 million for OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC). ORF is $48.6 million below the FY 2016 request, $3.2 million above the FY 2015 enacted level, and $26.3 million above the House Mark. The PAC recommendation for research supercomputing is $2.3 million below the FY 2016 request level and $6.7 million above the FY 2015 enacted level.
You can find more detailed information on our budget web page
NOAA Research's Sandy Supplemental Program Overview
Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas. The communities hit by Sandy will be rebuilding and recovering for years to come. This document provides more details on OAR's $74.7 million investment across four areas, approximately half of which will support extramural investigators.