Detailed Budget Comparison and Highlights from the President's FY'17 Budget Request

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, President Obama released his FY'17 Budget Request.

Included is an excerpt of the President's budget request covering most major U.S. Department of Energy Programs, including comparisons with prior years.  Following is a list of funding request levels for programs of particular interest to the States, including:

$262 million request for the Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability, including state energy assurance funding
$2.9 billion request for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
·       $326 million request for Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs
o   $70 million request for the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP)
o   $230 million request for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
·       $469 million request for Vehicle Technologies
·       $261 million request for Advanced Manufacturing
·       $285 million request for Solar Energy
·       $289 million request for Building Technologies
·       $279 million request for Bioenergy Technologies
·       $156 million request for Wind Energy
·       $106 million request for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
·       $100 million request for Geothermal Technology
·       $80 million request for Water Power
·       $43 million request for Federal Energy Management Program
$131 million request for the U.S. Energy Information Administration
$878 million request for the Office of Fossil Energy
$5.6 billion request for the Office of Science
$994 million request for the Office of Nuclear Energy
$500 million request for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

NASEO also prepared the a summary table that compares the FY'17 budget request to previous years under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and ARPA-e, among other programs. 

As a reminder, the President's budget request is not an appropriation. Congress will take up FY'17 appropriations discussions in the coming weeks.

Date Posted: 2/10/2016