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Table 420. Federal on-budget funds for education, by agency: Selected fiscal years, 1970 through 2011
[In thousands of current dollars]
Agency 1970 1980 19901 19951 20001 20051 20081 20091,2 20101,3 20111,3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total $12,526,499 $34,493,502 $51,624,342 $71,639,520 $85,944,203 $146,206,999 $145,003,074 $260,734,860 $183,311,245 $185,209,772
Department of Education2 4,625,224 13,137,785 23,198,575 31,403,000 34,106,697 72,893,301 72,177,819 176,478,625 91,893,199 93,777,295
Department of Agriculture 960,910 4,562,467 6,260,843 9,092,089 11,080,031 13,817,553 16,588,529 16,603,791 19,545,281 20,371,195
Department of Commerce 13,990 135,561 53,835 88,929 114,575 243,948 193,612 263,000 222,200 261,617
Department of Defense 821,388 1,560,301 3,605,509 3,879,002 4,525,080 6,320,454 6,578,416 6,894,895 7,402,688 6,789,859
Department of Energy 551,527 1,605,558 2,561,950 2,692,314 3,577,004 4,339,879 2,469,637 3,747,800 3,238,000 3,064,475
Department of Health and Human Services 1,796,854 5,613,930 7,956,011 12,469,563 17,670,867 26,107,860 26,487,590 31,880,073 31,564,771 29,260,329
Department of Homeland Security 624,860 410,580 508,920 594,839 2,131,718
Department of Housing and Urban Development 114,709 5,314 118 1,613 1,400 1,100 400 200 400 1,300
Department of the Interior 190,975 440,547 630,537 702,796 959,802 1,254,533 1,056,504 1,001,316 994,280 964,354
Department of Justice 15,728 60,721 99,775 172,350 278,927 608,148 824,050 889,158 916,463 951,363
Department of Labor 424,494 1,862,738 2,511,380 3,967,914 4,696,100 5,764,500 5,070,500 6,073,300 6,827,100 6,121,300
Department of State 59,742 25,188 51,225 54,671 388,349 533,309 638,280 655,520 729,520 782,620
Department of Transportation 27,534 54,712 76,186 135,816 117,054 126,900 143,378 138,433 151,046 138,335
Department of the Treasury 18 1,247,463 41,715 49,496 83,000 0 100 0 400 400
Department of Veterans Affairs 1,032,918 2,351,233 757,476 1,324,382 1,577,374 4,293,624 4,527,232 4,763,479 8,802,944 10,333,062
                     
Other agencies and programs                    
                     
ACTION 2,833 8,472
Agency for International Development 88,034 176,770 249,786 290,580 332,500 602,100 635,320 642,225 559,000 503,500
Appalachian Regional Commission 37,838 19,032 93 10,623 7,243 8,542 7,176 6,106 5,070 11,902
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence                    
in Education Foundation 1,033 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 4,000 3,000
Corporation for National and Community Service 214,600 386,000 472,000 333,000 401,000 965,000 983,000
Environmental Protection Agency 19,446 41,083 87,481 125,721 98,900 83,400 44,500 52,900 48,200 48,900
Estimated education share of federal aid to                    
the District of Columbia 33,019 81,847 104,940 78,796 127,127 154,962 149,722 157,465 159,670 172,775
Federal Emergency Management Agency 290 1,946 215 170,400 14,894
General Services Administration 14,775 34,800
Harry S Truman Scholarship fund -1,895 2,883 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 1,000
Institute of American Indian and Alaska                    
Native Culture and Arts Development 4,305 13,000 2,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 8,000 8,000
Institute of Museum and Library Services 166,000 250,000 253,000 265,000 265,000 274,000
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 191 2,000 7,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Japanese-United States Friendship Commission 2,294 2,299 2,000 3,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Library of Congress 29,478 151,871 189,827 241,000 299,000 430,000 434,000 468,000 516,000 521,000
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 258,366 255,511 1,093,303 1,757,900 2,077,830 2,763,120 1,154,900 1,754,100 1,752,800 1,771,100
National Archives and Records Administration 77,397 105,172 121,879 276,000 279,000 329,000 339,000 349,000
National Commission on Libraries and                    
Information Science 2,090 3,281 1,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
National Endowment for the Arts 340 5,220 5,577 9,421 10,048 10,976 12,808 12,918 14,413 13,013
National Endowment for the Humanities 8,459 142,586 141,048 151,727 100,014 117,825 124,162 134,533 142,654 131,135
National Science Foundation 295,628 808,392 1,588,891 2,086,195 2,955,244 3,993,216 4,298,290 6,464,300 5,498,400 5,330,277
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 32,590 42,328 22,188 12,200 15,100 2,200 8,200 10,000 8,400
Office of Economic Opportunity 1,092,410
Smithsonian Institution 2,461 5,153 5,779 9,961 25,764 45,890 64,768 61,104 63,107 67,149
United States Arms Control Agency 100 661 25
United States Information Agency 8,423 66,210 201,547 294,800
United States Institute of Peace 7,621 12,000 13,000 28,000 17,000 49,000 58,000 47,000
Other agencies 1,421 990 885 500 300 7,900 8,600 13,500 13,800 12,400
†Not applicable.  
1 Excludes federal support for medical education benefits under Medicare in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Benefits excluded from total because data before fiscal year (FY) 1990 are not available. This program existed since Medicare began, but was not available as a separate budget item until FY 1990. Excluded amounts are as follows: $4,440,000,000 in FY 1990, $7,510,000,000 in FY 1995, $8,020,000,000 in FY 2000, $8,300,000,000 in FY 2005, $8,600,000,000 in FY 2008, $8,800,000,000 in FY 2009, $9,000,000,000 in FY 2010, and $9,410,000,000 in FY 2011.
2 All education funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are included in the Department of Education amount for FY 2009. Most of these funds had a 2-year availability, meaning that they were available for the Department of Education to obligate during FY 2009 and FY 2010.
3 Estimated.
NOTE: To the extent possible, amounts reported represent outlays rather than obligations. Negative amounts occur when program receipts exceed outlays. Starting in FY 2010, amounts for the U.S. Department of Education are appropriations, not outlays. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, unpublished tabulations. U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, Appendix, fiscal years 1972 through 2013. National Science Foundation, Federal Funds for Research and Development, fiscal years 1970 to 2011. (This table was prepared October 2012.)  
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