Overview of Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations

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Click on a link below to view AGI's analysis of the President's Budget Request and Appropriations Bills, including detailed program and account information for key geoscience-related federal agencies.

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. AIP's Federal Science Budget Tracker also has information on the status of budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.


The Budget Process

Below is a diagram of the congressional budget process that first appeared in Following the Budget Process, which 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&E News 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 AGI's Geoscience Policy Program at govt@agiweb.org.

Contributed by Michelle Barreto, Geoscience Policy Associate; Danielle Woodring, Geoscience Policy Associate; Anna Normand, Geoscience Policy Associate; and Abby Ackerman, Geoscience Policy Intern.

Last updated March 23, 2018.