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Budget, Performance and Financial Reporting

The U.S. National Science Foundation is committed to ensuring funds are used effectively to support the foundation's mission and strategic goals.

Budget


The federal government operates on a fiscal year basis, from October 1st through September 30th. NSF's most recent budget request and its current plan can be found below.

FY 2023 Budget Request

NSF's FY 2023 Budget Request to Congress includes $10.5 billion for NSF, an increase of 18.7% from NSF's current budget.

FY 2022 Current Plan

NSF's FY 2022 enacted budget is $8.8 billion, a 4.1% increase above its FY 2021 appropriation.

 

Fiscal Year 2022 Request | Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2021 Request | Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2020 Request | Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2019 Request | Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2018 Request | Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2017 Request | Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2016 Request | Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2015 Request | Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2014 Request | Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2013 Request | Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2012 Request | Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2011 Request | Fiscal Year 2011 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2010 Request | Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriation

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Fiscal Year 2009 Request | Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2008 Request | Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2007 Request | Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2006 Request | Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2005 Request | Fiscal Year 2005 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2004 Request | Fiscal Year 2004 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2003 Request | Fiscal Year 2003 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2002 Request | Fiscal Year 2002 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2001 Request | Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 2000 Request | Fiscal Year 2000 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 1999 Request | Fiscal Year 1999 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 1998 Request | Fiscal Year 1998 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 1997 Request | Fiscal Year 1997 Appropriation

Fiscal Year 1996 Request

Performance


Each year, NSF publishes its Annual Performance Report, which provides information on the progress the foundation has made toward achieving the goals and objectives in its strategic plan and its Annual Performance Plan.

FY 2021 Performance and Financial Highlights

Summary report of NSF's financial and performance results for the fiscal year.

Annual Performance Report and Performance Plan

These reports summarize NSF's progress on achieving its goals and the foundation's planned goals for the future.

FY 2022–2026 Strategic Plan

NSF's plan for achieving its mission, vision and strategic goals.

Financial reporting


FY 2021: At a glance

  • $9.1 billion in FY 2021 appropriations (including "American Rescue Plan Act" funds)
  • 1,456 NSF employees
  • 1,900 colleges, universities and other institutions receiving NSF funding
  • 11,300 competitive awards funded
  • 318,000 researchers, postdoctoral fellows, trainees, teachers and students supported directly by NSF

FY 2021 Performance and Financial Highlights

Summary report of NSF's financial and performance results for the fiscal year.

FY 2022 Agency Financial Report

The Agency Financial Report provides financial and accountability information for the fiscal year.

NSF by the Numbers

This interactive dashboard provides statistical and funding information for awards, NSF-funded institutions, funding rates, proposals evaluated, and obligations by fiscal year.