February 22, 2009

Final Federal Stimulus Bill: $21.5 Billion for R&D

The American Association for the Advancement of Science estimates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide $21.5 billion for federal research and development, including $10.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $3 billion for the National Science Foundation, and $3.5 billion for Department of Energy energy programs.

From AAAS:
Congress finalized a $790 billion economic recovery bill (HR 1) on February 12, and President Obama signed the bill into law on February 17. AAAS estimates the final stimulus bill contains $21.5 billion in federal research and development (R&D) funding, more than the $17.8 billion in the Senate or $13.2 billion in the House versions of the bill. . . .Within the $21.5 billion R&D total, the stimulus bill would give $18.0 billion to federal agencies for the conduct of R&D and $3.5 billion for R&D facilities and large equipment.
For details, see the AAAS analysis of the final stimulus bill on the AAAS R&D web site.