FY 2015 Budget Request: DOE Office of Science

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Publication date: 
5 March 2014
Number: 
35

The Department of Energy released partial information about its FY 2015 budget request yesterday afternoon.  Overall funding for the department would increase 2.6 percent under the Administration’s request.  The budget for the Office of Science would increase 0.9 percent.

The DOE Office of Chief Financial Officer prepared the Department of Energy FY 2015 Congressional Budget Request: Budget Highlights.   This 55-page report includes two pages on the Office of Science request that starts on page 21.  Included in this section are brief program descriptions and the following budget numbers:

Total Office of Science:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $5,066.4 million
The FY 2015 request is $5,111.2 million, an increase of $44.8 million or 0.9 percent

Within the Office of Science are the following selected programs:

Advanced Scientific Computing Research:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $478.1 million
The FY 2015 request is $541.0 million, an increase of $62.0 million or 13.2 percent

Basic Energy Sciences:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $1,711.9 million
The FY 2015 request is $1,806.5 million, an increase of $94.6 million or 5.5 percent

Biological and Environmental Research:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $609.7 million
The FY 2015 request is $628.0 million, an increase of $18.3 million or 3.0 percent

Fusion Energy Sciences:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $504.7 million
The FY 2015 request is $416.0 million, a decrease of $88.7 million or 17.6 percent

High Energy Physics:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $796.5 million
The FY 2015 request is $744.0 million, a decrease of $52.5 million or 6.6 percent

Nuclear Physics:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $569.1 million
The FY 2015 request is 593.6 million, an increase of $24.4 million or 4.3 percent

Additional information on the Office of Science request was provided in a set of slides accompanying a briefing by Patricia Dehmer, Acting Director of the Office of Science. See pages 6-9 for Highlights of the FY 2015 request.  These slides also include information on the above programs.

The Department of Energy will post additional information on the FY 2015 request in coming days.