Overview of Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations

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Click on a link below to view AGI's analysis of the President's Request for key geoscience-related agencies as well as detailed program and account information.

You can stay up-to-date on the budget process and appropriations by fiscal year with the Library of Congress Appropriations and Budget page. The AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program provides information on trends in federal research and development funding, including information on the president's budget request and appropriations bills.

The Budget Process

Below is a diagram of the congressional budget process that first appeared in Following the Budget Process that was published in the March 1996 issue of Geotimes. It is adapted from a diagram developed by the House Budget Committee. Click on the image to open a larger version.

Diagram of Budget Timeline


Sources: American Association for the Advancement of Science, E&ENews Publications, House Committee on Appropriations, Library of Congress, Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Please send any comments or requests for information to the AGI Geoscience Policy at govt@agiweb.org.

Contributed by Abigail Seadler, AGI Geoscience Policy staff.

Last updated March 2, 2015