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NSF Congressional Highlight
NSF Budget Is at $5.58 Billion for FY 2006

January 12, 2006

The National Science Foundation is funded at $5.58 billion for the 2006 fiscal year that began on Oct. 1, 2005. This is an increase of $100.4 million over the FY 2005 funding level but a decrease of $23.83 million from the FY 2006 request of $5.61 billion.

The budget provides $4.33 billion for the research and related activities account, $796.69 million for the education and human resources account, $190.88 million for the major research equipment account, $246.81 million for salaries and expenses, $11.36 million for the Office of Inspector General and $3.95 million for the Office of the National Science Board. These figures reflect the application of the recissions (0.28 percent and 1.0 percent) agreed to by Congress.

The table below shows comparisions with the FY 2006 request and the previous year's appropriation.

NSF FY 2006 Funding by Account

(Dollars in Millions)

FY 2005 Actual

FY 2006 Request

House Mark Senate Mark

FY 2006 Final

NSF Overall $5,480.77 $5,605.00 $5,643.37 $5,530.96 $5,581.17
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Research and Related Activities $4,234.82 $4,333.49 $4,377.52 $4,345.21 $4,331.48
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Education and Human Resources 843.54 737.00 $807.00 $747.00 $796.69
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Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction 165.14 250.01 $193.35 $193.35 $190.88
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Salaries and Expenses 223.45 269.00 $250.00 $229.90 $246.81
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National Science Board 3.65 4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $3.95
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Office of Inspector General 10.17 11.50 $11.5 $11.5 $11.36
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Totals may not add due to rounding.

For more informaton, see the language from the NSF Section of Public Law 109-108.

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