Highlights from the FY23 Enacted Budget for Research Universities
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed H.R.2617, the legislative package funding the Federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2023 (FY23) which ends on September 30, 2023. The bill funds the government at $1.66 trillion for FY23, including nearly $800 billion for domestic priorities, and includes record funding level increases for several agencies and offices.
National Science Foundation
- NSF received $1.04 billion over FY22 which represents the largest dollar increase of all time for the agency.
- $335 million in supplemental funding is included to implement CHIPS and Science Act priorities including the new TIP Directorate and NSF Engines.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Climate Science and Sustainability programs received substantial funding increases under Research and Related Activities.
National Institutes of Health
- All constituent institutes and centers (ICs) of the NIH received at least a 3.8% funding increase over FY22.
- Major funding increases provided for Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) and HIV/AIDS research across NIH ICs.
- ARPA-H is officially authorized.
Department of Energy
- All Office of Science divisions received funding increases for FY23 with significant funding increases for the office’s role in the Industrial Decarbonization and Energy Storage department-wide crosscutting initiatives.
- $3.5 billion provided for the department’s renewable energy programs, which includes the largest increase in the history of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) office.
Department of Defense
- Record level $797.7 billion in discretionary spending and a 17 percent increase in the Research, Test, Development, and Evaluation (RTD&E) budget Science & Technology program.
- The RTD&E budget for the Space Force increased over 40% over FY22.
Department of Commerce
- Over $1 billion in supplemental funding to implement CHIPS and Science Act priorities
- $459 million to begin planning the first round of Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs
- Funding increases for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and a new Manufacturing USA institute
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