Appendix B. FY96-FY98 USGCRP Budget By Agency And Program

The allocation of resources to specific programs within agencies that is reflected in these tables for FY97 appropriated funds and the FY98 budget request serve as estimates only, and are subject to change based on decisions on scientific and programmatic priorities among USGCRP agencies, their advisory bodies, and the input of the national and international scientific communities.

These budgets are for programs designated by participating agencies for inclusion in the USGCRP. The budget pages for individual agencies that follow include a listing of these programs, as well as a general description of each agency’s "Areas of Global Change Research." For each agency, a "FY98 Program Highlights" section briefly outlines some of the key USGCRP- related activities proposed for the coming year. In addition, the agencies conduct a broad range of "Related Research," as indicated, funding for which is not included as part of the USGCRP budget because the research is conducted primarily for other purposes.

Each agency budget page also includes a "Mapping of Budget Request to Appropriations Legislation." These entries point to the locations in the various Appropriations Bills (and, in some cases, Appropriations Committee reports) of funding for USGCRP activities. Note that it is common for global change research to be funded within Appropriations accounts that also include funding for other activities, so that Appropriations bills and committee reports do not necessarily designate funding specifically for global change research. Thus, the actual funding level for global change research activities must be determined, in part, by decisions within agencies about how to allocate appropriated funds. It should also be noted that USGCRP activities are funded by seven different Appropriations Bills, as well as by a varying number of Budget Authorization Bills. Thus, the relationship between the USGCRP budget and the Appropriations process is complex and not easily summarized.



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