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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The Biden Administration has released the President's FY 2023 Discretionary Request. This includes a total of $774.775M for OAR, a net increase of $107.748M (16.1 percent) from the FY 2022 Enacted levels.
The FY 2023 request will allow OAR to provide robust science that is instrumental to saving lives and property, managing natural resources, and maintaining a strong economy. With this funding, OAR research will continue to advance NOAA science and services by providing better forecasts and improving understanding of the Earth and its processes.
On March 15, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. 117-103) was signed into law by President Biden. This provides a total of $6.1B for NOAA. This includes $4.42 billion for NOAA Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $1.69 billion in Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC).
OAR Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) - OAR received $599.4 million in ORF funds, an increase of $28.9 million from FY 2021.
Climate Research - OAR Climate Research is funded at $200.0M, which is a $18.0M increase from FY 2021 enacted.
Weather and Air Chemistry Research - OAR Weather and Air Chemistry Research is funded at $144.4M, which is a $5.0M increase from FY 2021 enacted.
Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research - Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research is funded at $237.0M, which is an increase of $5.6M above the FY 2021 enacted.
Innovative Research and Technology - Innovative Research and Technology is funded at $18.0M, which is $200Kabove FY 2021 enacted and $4.0M below the President’s Budget Request.
OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC) - OAR received $48.5M in PAC funds, an increase of $5M from FY 2021 enacted.
Please visit the NOAA Budget Webpage for previous fiscal year budget information.
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We receive many questions about the timing of the budget process. The timeline is intended as a guide to help explain the process from budget formulation to execution.
NOAA Research has updated its Strategic Plan to create a framework aligned with the NOAA 5-year Research & Development Plan released last year.
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Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.