Budgets for major federal STEM education programs are generally rising following the enactment of appropriations for fiscal year 2020 late last year. Congress has now for the third time rejected the Trump administration’s proposals to cut funding across various programs and disband the education offices at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Tables detailing funding outcomes for specific programs are available in FYI’s Federal Science Budget Tracker. The tracker also includes links to the explanatory statement accompanying Congress’ appropriations legislation and the House and Senate reports on their original proposals, all of which convey detailed funding and policy direction. Outcomes for selected departments and agencies are summarized below.
Department of Education
Formula grants. Congress rejected the Trump administration’s request to terminate three major