The allocations of resources by program within an agency that are reflected in these tables for FY96 and FY97 serve as an estimate 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." In addition, the agencies conduct a broad range of "Related Research," which is outlined on the budget pages but funding of which is not 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 eight 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.
It should be noted that the budget totals for individual agencies are in some cases not equivalent to the totals presented in the FY97 request for global change research in the President's Budget, as discussed in Appendix A.
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Tennessee Valley Authority
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