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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 401.20. Federal on-budget funds for education, by agency: Selected fiscal years, 1970 through 2016
[In thousands of dollars]
Agency 1970 1980 19901 20001 20101 20111 20121 20131 20141 20151 20161
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Current dollars
Total $12,511,079  $34,465,612  $51,593,753  $86,223,885  $170,531,479  $182,006,154  $187,784,400  $178,692,800  $188,146,120  $195,703,794  $188,713,480 
Department of Education2 4,625,224 13,137,785 23,198,575 34,106,697 80,886,361 94,023,545 98,948,633 88,839,759 95,402,189 100,421,930 88,871,248
Department of Agriculture 960,910 4,562,467 6,260,843 11,080,031 19,719,460 20,078,832 20,578,995 22,354,763 21,739,689 23,855,189 24,827,596
Department of Commerce 13,990 135,561 53,835 114,575 303,000 242,778 205,085 235,936 275,521 272,897 314,255
Department of Defense 821,388 1,560,301 3,605,509 4,525,080 7,686,288 7,617,359 7,400,880 7,036,469 7,297,021 7,006,346 7,379,527
Department of Energy 551,527 1,605,558 2,561,950 3,577,004 3,402,600 2,994,903 2,983,055 2,941,159 3,288,681 3,484,388 3,890,836
Department of Health and Human Services 1,127,521 3,712,930 7,466,197 16,941,831 30,662,472 27,078,890 27,300,826 25,766,013 27,541,095 27,196,167 28,836,963
Department of Homeland Security 540,229 2,006,390 333,630 358,580 371,808 372,144 365,766
Department of Housing and Urban Development 114,709 5,314 118 1,400 400 1,600 300 4,500 100 1,100 1,000
Department of the Interior 175,555 412,657 599,948 928,939 1,008,316 1,006,683 939,075 873,040 944,214 947,975 1,016,268
Department of Justice 15,728 60,721 99,775 278,927 205,692 203,988 210,140 206,168 229,334 224,636 228,550
Department of Labor 424,494 1,862,738 2,511,380 4,696,100 4,845,735 4,358,353 4,898,863 4,729,187 4,837,010 4,827,861 5,024,580
Department of State 59,742 25,188 51,225 388,349 801,180 762,628 741,922 812,957 835,741 870,920 864,395
Department of Transportation 27,534 54,712 76,186 117,054 160,243 160,741 173,888 178,502 168,000 178,050 178,200
Department of the Treasury 18 1,247,463 41,715 83,000
Department of Veterans Affairs 1,032,918 2,351,233 757,476 1,577,374 8,795,010 10,581,176 10,905,455 12,616,616 13,085,173 13,517,156 13,960,336
                       
Other agencies and programs                      
ACTION 2,833 8,472
Agency for International Development 88,034 176,770 249,786 332,500 557,900 621,900 629,900 603,900 594,039 648,000 655,411
Appalachian Regional Commission 37,838 19,032 93 7,243 5,070 11,902 11,124 13,070 13,073 23,682 39,639
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence                      
in Education Foundation 1,033 3,000 4,000 3,000 4,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 3,000
Corporation for National and Community Service 696,545 857,021 780,809 750,252 711,009 756,849 758,349 787,929
Environmental Protection Agency 19,446 41,083 87,481 98,900 54,700 79,200 87,200 73,700 86,100 68,600 55,800
Estimated education share of federal aid to                      
the District of Columbia 33,019 81,847 104,940 127,127 159,670 155,643 151,381 217,160 210,732 147,424 129,091
Federal Emergency Management Agency 290 1,946 215 14,894
General Services Administration 14,775 34,800
Harry S Truman Scholarship fund -1,895 2,883 3,000 2,000 1,000 1,200 1,500 1,000 1,000 1,000
Institute of American Indian and Alaska                      
Native Culture and Arts Development 4,305 2,000 8,000 8,000 9,000 8,000 9,000 9,000 12,000
Institute of Museum and Library Services 166,000 282,251 237,393 231,954 219,821 226,860 227,860 230,000
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 191 7,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Japanese-United States Friendship Commission 2,294 2,299 3,000 2,000 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,000 3,000 3,000
Library of Congress 29,478 151,871 189,827 299,000 510,877 492,839 465,961 442,051 455,760 464,449 469,547
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 258,366 255,511 1,093,303 2,077,830 1,585,500 1,430,761 2,289,837 2,200,143 2,287,755 2,355,450 2,667,443
National Archives and Records Administration 77,397 121,879 339,000 349,000 391,500 371,022 386,630 381,730 389,073
National Commission on Libraries and                      
Information Science 2,090 3,281 2,000
National Endowment for the Arts 340 5,220 5,577 10,048 14,413 13,495 16,595 13,910 15,426 13,509 14,364
National Endowment for the Humanities 8,459 142,586 141,048 100,014 142,654 131,135 136,100 114,171 117,533 120,216 121,925
National Science Foundation 295,628 808,392 1,588,891 2,955,244 5,533,530 5,127,990 5,534,426 5,302,011 5,476,858 5,808,512 5,871,729
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 32,590 42,328 12,200 14,500 14,000 8,600 5,400 9,400 8,000 5,000
Office of Economic Opportunity 1,092,410
Social Security Administration 669,333 1,901,000 489,814 729,036 1,313,000 1,312,200 1,329,500 1,326,300 1,365,200 1,373,500 1,377,500
Smithsonian Institution 2,461 5,153 5,779 25,764 63,107 67,322 65,422 65,483 68,529 70,053 74,609
U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 100 661 25
United States Information Agency 8,423 66,210 201,547
United States Institute of Peace 7,621 13,000 49,000 39,000 39,000 37,000 37,000 35,000 35,300
Other agencies 1,421 990 885 300 14,300 6,000 5,000 3,800 4,800 5,700 8,600
  Constant fiscal year 2017 dollars3 
Total $74,585,532  $98,756,060  $93,649,651  $122,476,863  $190,074,517  $198,219,497  $200,500,537  $188,359,515  $195,305,540  $201,855,197  $193,062,110 
Department of Education2 27,573,544 37,644,359 42,108,557 48,446,916 90,156,000 102,399,284 105,649,106 93,645,709 99,032,476 103,578,414 90,919,158
Department of Agriculture 5,728,521 13,073,067 11,364,278 15,738,649 21,979,325 21,867,480 21,972,536 23,564,085 22,566,937 24,605,010 25,399,712
Department of Commerce 83,402 388,430 97,718 162,748 337,724 264,405 218,973 248,699 286,005 281,475 321,497
Department of Defense 4,896,753 4,470,809 6,544,487 6,427,658 8,567,143 8,295,923 7,902,043 7,417,120 7,574,691 7,226,571 7,549,578
Department of Energy 3,287,961 4,600,486 4,650,286 5,080,961 3,792,541 3,261,693 3,185,058 3,100,266 3,413,823 3,593,910 3,980,495
Department of Health and Human Services 6,721,783 10,638,846 13,552,159 24,065,053 34,176,415 29,491,113 29,149,547 27,159,873 28,589,101 28,051,003 29,501,469
Department of Homeland Security 602,140 2,185,122 356,223 377,978 385,957 383,841 374,195
Department of Housing and Urban Development 683,844 15,226 214 1,989 446 1,743 320 4,743 104 1,135 1,023
Department of the Interior 1,046,581 1,182,407 1,088,987 1,319,513 1,123,870 1,096,360 1,002,666 920,268 980,143 977,772 1,039,686
Department of Justice 93,763 173,987 181,105 396,202 229,265 222,160 224,370 217,321 238,061 231,697 233,817
Department of Labor 2,530,646 5,337,397 4,558,495 6,670,583 5,401,060 4,746,601 5,230,598 4,985,021 5,021,070 4,979,611 5,140,364
Department of State 356,155 72,172 92,980 551,631 892,996 830,564 792,162 856,935 867,543 898,295 884,314
Department of Transportation 164,146 156,769 138,288 166,270 178,607 175,060 185,663 188,158 174,393 183,647 182,306
Department of the Treasury 107 3,574,419 75,718 117,897
Department of Veterans Affairs 6,157,801 6,737,107 1,374,922 2,240,584 9,802,925 11,523,761 11,643,936 13,299,135 13,583,096 13,942,030 14,282,032
                       
Other agencies and programs                      
ACTION 8,118 15,378
Agency for International Development 524,820 506,508 453,395 472,300 621,836 677,300 672,555 636,569 616,644 668,368 670,514
Appalachian Regional Commission 225,573 54,533 169 10,288 5,651 12,962 11,878 13,777 13,570 24,426 40,553
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence                      
in Education Foundation 1,875 4,261 4,458 3,267 4,271 4,216 3,114 2,063 3,069
Corporation for National and Community Service 989,409 955,236 850,364 801,057 749,472 785,649 782,186 806,086
Environmental Protection Agency 115,928 117,717 158,790 140,483 60,969 86,255 93,105 77,687 89,376 70,756 57,086
Estimated education share of federal aid to                      
the District of Columbia 196,845 234,520 190,480 180,578 177,968 169,508 161,632 228,908 218,751 152,058 132,066
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,729 5,576 390 21,156
General Services Administration 88,082 99,714
Harry S Truman Scholarship fund -5,430 5,233 4,261 2,229 1,089 1,281 1,581 1,038 1,031 1,023
Institute of American Indian and Alaska                      
Native Culture and Arts Development 7,814 2,841 8,917 8,713 9,609 8,433 9,342 9,283 12,277
Institute of Museum and Library Services 235,795 314,597 258,540 247,661 231,713 235,493 235,022 235,300
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 347 9,943 2,229 2,178 2,135 2,108 2,076 2,063 2,046
Japanese-United States Friendship Commission 6,573 4,173 4,261 2,229 4,030 3,951 3,900 3,114 3,094 3,069
Library of Congress 175,735 435,164 344,562 424,715 569,424 536,742 497,514 465,965 473,103 479,048 480,367
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,540,264 732,129 1,984,493 2,951,457 1,767,200 1,558,215 2,444,897 2,319,164 2,374,810 2,429,487 2,728,910
National Archives and Records Administration 140,486 173,123 377,850 380,089 418,011 391,093 401,342 393,729 398,039
National Commission on Libraries and                      
Information Science 5,989 5,955 2,841
National Endowment for the Arts 2,027 14,957 10,123 14,272 16,065 14,697 17,719 14,662 16,013 13,934 14,695
National Endowment for the Humanities 50,429 408,559 256,021 142,066 159,002 142,816 145,316 120,347 122,005 123,995 124,735
National Science Foundation 1,762,404 2,316,326 2,884,052 4,197,781 6,167,677 5,584,798 5,909,199 5,588,833 5,685,266 5,991,086 6,007,034
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 93,382 76,831 17,330 16,162 15,247 9,182 5,692 9,758 8,251 5,115
Office of Economic Opportunity 6,512,466
Social Security Administration 3,990,268 5,447,031 889,079 1,035,560 1,463,471 1,429,092 1,419,529 1,398,049 1,417,149 1,416,672 1,409,242
Smithsonian Institution 14,671 14,765 10,490 36,597 70,339 73,319 69,852 69,025 71,137 72,255 76,328
U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 596 1,894 45
United States Information Agency 50,214 189,715 365,835
United States Institute of Peace 13,833 18,466 54,615 42,474 41,641 39,002 38,408 36,100 36,113
Other agencies 8,471 2,837 1,606 426 15,939 6,534 5,339 4,006 4,983 5,879 8,798
†Not applicable.
1 Excludes federal support for medical education benefits under Medicare in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Benefits are excluded because data before fiscal year (FY) 1990 are not available. This program has existed since Medicare began, but was not available as a separate budget item until FY 1990. Excluded amounts are estimated as follows: $4,440,000,000 in FY 1990, $8,020,000,000 in FY 2000, $9,080,000,000 in FY 2010, $9,200,000,000 in FY 2011, $9,800,000,000 in FY 2012, $10,000,000,000 in FY 2013, $11,530,000,000 in FY 2014, $11,800,000,000 in FY 2015, and $12,300,000,000 in FY 2016.
2 The U.S. Department of Education was created in May 1980. It formerly was the Office of Education in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. This table does not include education funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) because these funds are included only in tables that show 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 Data adjusted by the federal budget composite deflator, as reported in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's Budget of the U.S. Government, Historical Tables, Fiscal Year 2018.
NOTE: To the extent possible, federal education funds data do not represent obligations, but instead represent appropriations or (especially for earlier years) outlays. Negative amounts occur when program receipts exceed 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; and supplemental agency budget documents, fiscal years 1972 through 2017. National Science Foundation, Federal Funds for Research and Development, fiscal years 1970 through 2016. (This table was prepared May 2018.)