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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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FY 2023 President's Budget Request

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. 

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022

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.      

    • Climate Research Labs and Cooperative Institutes: $89.0M ($13.0M increase above the FY 2021 enacted)
    • Regional Climate Data and Information: $45.0M ($2.5M increase above the  FY 2021 enacted) 
    • Climate Competitive Research: $66.0M ($2.0M increase above the 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. 

    • Weather and Air Chemistry Research Labs and Cooperative Institutes: $87.7M ($2.2M increase from the FY 2021 enacted and at the President’s Budget Request level)
    • U.S. Weather Research Program: $26.8M (increase of $263K 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. 

    • Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research Labs and Cooperative Institutes: $37.1M (increase of $610K from the FY 2021 enacted)
    • National Sea Grant College Program base: $76.0M (a $1.0M increase above the FY 2021 enacted)
    • Marine Aquaculture: $13.5M (an increase of $500K  from the FY 2021 enacted and $376K above the President’s Budget Request)
    • Ocean Exploration and Research: $43.4M ($400K increase above the FY 2021 enacted and equal to the President’s Budget Request)
    • Integrated Ocean Acidification: $16.0M (an increase of $500K above the FY 2021 enacted and $302K above the President’s Budget Request) 
    • Sustained Ocean Observations and Monitoring: $49.0M (increase of $3.6M from  the FY 2021 enacted, but $17.8M below the President’s Budget Request) 
    • National Oceanographic Partnership Program: $2.0M (a decrease of $1.0M from 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. 

    • High Performance Computing (HPC) Initiatives ORF - HPC ORF is funded at $18.0MM, ( an increase of $200K above the FY 2021 enacted).

OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC) - OAR received $48.5M in PAC funds, an increase of $5M from FY 2021 enacted.

    • Research Supercomputing: Research supercomputing PAC is funded at $48.5M, which is a $5.0M increase above the FY 2021 enacted. 


Special Appropriations


Please visit the NOAA Budget Webpage for previous fiscal year budget information.

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Finding opportunities for students to join OAR is critical to our success as we build the future of our organization.

BUDGET

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.

OAR STRATEGY

NOAA Research has updated its Strategic Plan to create a framework aligned with the NOAA 5-year Research & Development Plan released last year.

CLIMATE WORKSHOP

View the latest content from October 5, 2021's Climate and Resilience Risk Workshop in which key stakeholders discussed the climate policy landscape and explored challenges regarding climate data and climate change impacts to communities.

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Address: 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910

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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.

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