Appendix B includes budgets 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." For each agency, a "FY 2000 Program Highlights" section briefly outlines some of the key USGCRP-related activities proposed for the coming year. In addition, the agencies conduct a broad range of "Related Research," as indicated, funding for which is not included as part of the USGCRP budget because the research is conducted primarily for other purposes.
The resources allocated to specific programs within agencies as reflected in these tables for FY 1999 appropriated funds and the FY 2000 budget request are estimates only, and are subject to change based on decisions on scientific and programmatic priorities among USGCRP agencies and their advisory bodies and on the input of the national and international scientific communities.
Each agency budget also includes a
"Mapping of Budget Request to Appropriations Legislation." The entry for
each department or agency points to the location (or 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 global change
research activities are funded by several different Appropriations bills.
Thus, the relationship between the USGCRP budget and the Appropriations
process is complex and not easily summarized.