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You can find the original blog post about the FY 2018 budget request here.

Status updates about the FY 2018 budget process will be posted on the Information about Relevant Policies page.

If you have any questions about this content or think that something is missing, then please get in touch with AAS Public Policy.

NASA

Account

FY 2016 Operating Plan FY 2017 Omnibus FY 2018 Request Delta Percent Change
NASA $19,285 $19,653.3 $19,092.2 -$561.1 -2.8%
Science Mission Directorate $5,589.4 $5,765 $5,711.8 -$53.1 -0.9%
Earth Science $1,921 $1,921 $1,754 -$167 -8.7%
Planetary Science $1,631 $1,846 $1,929.5 +$83.5 +4.5%
Astrophysics $725.4 $731.5 $772.7 +$41.2 +5.6%
Heliophysics $650 $678 $677.8 -$0.2 -0.2%
SMD's STEM Activation $37 $37 $44 +$7 +19%
JWST $620 $569.4 $533.7 -$35.7 -6.3%

All values are millions of US dollars.

Planetary Science

Astrophysics

Heliophysics

Office of Education

We have gotten some questions about exactly what programs within the Office of Education would be eliminated under the president's proposal. Quoting from the budget proposal document, "The FY 2018 budget supports the orderly closeout and/or transition of these activities needed to comply with federal laws and regulations regarding contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, civil servants, records management, and administrative infrastructure."

During Acting Administrator Lightfoot's testimony before the Senate's Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, we learned that, " this budget no longer supports the formal OE programs, [however] NASA will continue to inspire the next generation through its missions and the many ways that our work excites and encourages discovery by learners and educators."

Below is the full list of programs that the Office of Education currently administers ( from OE's website).

NSF

Account

FY 2016 Operating Plan FY 2017 Omnibus FY 2018 Request Delta Percent Change
National Science Foundation $7,463.5 $7,472.2 $6,652.9 -$819.3 -11%
Research & Related Activities (R&RA) $6,033.6 $6,033.6 $5,361.6 -$672 -11.1%
Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) $1,349.2 -- $1,219.43 -$129.7 -9.6%
Astronomy Division (AST) $246.7 -- $221.2 -$25.6 -10.4%
Geosciences (GEO) $876.7 -- $783.3 -$93.4 -10.7%
Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (AGS) $253.7 -- $227.7 -$26 -10.3%
Major Research Equipment & Facility Construction (MREFC) $200.3 $209 $182.8 -$26.2 -12.5%
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) $99.67 $99.67 $57.8 -$41.9 -42%
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) $20 $20 $20 $0 0%

All values are millions of US dollars.

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Astronomical Sciences

Atmospheric and Geosciences

DOE

Account

FY 2016 Operating Plan FY 2017 Omnibus FY 2018 Request Delta Percent Change
Department of Energy (DOE) $29,602.7 $30,786 $28,042 -$2,744 -8.9%
Office of Science $5,347 $5,392 $4,472 -$919.5 -17%
High Energy Physics $795 $825 $673 -$152 -18.4%

All values are millions of US dollars.

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High Energy Physics

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