Started Aug 25, 2022 07:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2023 04:59AM UTC

By 31 December 2022, how much money will the U.S. appropriate to the Biological Systems Science Division for FY23?

The United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science is the federal government’s largest funder of fundamental research in the physical sciences and oversees 10 of the DOE’s 17 national labs (American Institute of Physics). The DOE’s Office of Science supports research across numerous disciplines, with its Biological Systems Science Division conducting research on plant and microbial systems relevant to national priorities in energy security (DOE Office of Science).  

The Office of Science requested $468.2 million for Biological Systems Science in their FY23 budget justification (pg. 193), to support "new, fundamental research underpinning the production of clean energy and chemicals from sustainable biomass resources for translation of basic research results to industry” (DOE Office of Science). The House appropriations bill, which was included in the consolidated appropriations bill that passed the House in July, included $405 million for Biological Systems Science (pg. 152). The Senate bill, which has yet to be passed by the appropriations committee, included $406.45 million for Biological Systems Science (pg. 111). 

If the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for FY23 is not passed and signed by the U.S. President before 31 December 2022, this question will resolve at the level allocated in FY22.  

NOTE: The U.S. federal government’s fiscal year runs from 1 October of one calendar year through 30 September of the next. FY23 refers to the fiscal year beginning 1 October 2022 and ending 30 September 2023. 

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