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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On December 20, 2019, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub.L.116-93) for FY 2019 was signed into law by President Trump. This provides a total of $5.49B for NOAA. This includes $3,956,213,000 for NOAA Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $1,542,588,000 in Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC).
OAR Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) - OAR received $548.4 million in ORF funds, an increase of $23.3 million from FY 2019.
Climate Research - OAR Climate Research is funded at $169.5M, which is a $10.5M increase from FY 2019 enacted. This rejects the Arctic Research and Climate Competitive Research terminations within this subactivity.
Weather and Air Chemistry Research - OAR Weather and Air Chemistry Research is funded at $133.6M, which is a $1.7M decrease from FY 2019 enacted.
Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research - Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research is funded at $228.5M, which is an increase of $10M above the FY 2019 enacted.
Innovative Research and Technology - Innovative Research and Technology is funded at $16.8M, which is $4.6M above FY 2019 enacted.
OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC)
Research Supercomputing: Research supercomputing PAC is funded at $42M, which is a $1M increase above the FY 2019 enacted.
Constituent involvement is essential to OAR's success as we strive to define our priorities and align them with the NOAA Five-Year Research Plan.
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.
Read about OAR's $74.7 million investment across four areas, approximately half of which will support extramural investigators.
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.