2009/02/11

Stimulus Package: the snapshot

The Washington Post has a nice representation of the Obama administration's stimulus package.

and in numbers, after being reduced to $790b

Investing in Scientific Research (More than $15 Billion)
  • Provides $3 billion for the National Science Foundation, for basic research in fundamental science and engineering – which spurs discovery and innovation.

  • Provides $1.6 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which funds research in such areas as climate science, biofuels, high-energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences – areas crucial to our energy future.

  • Provides $400 million for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support high-risk, high-payoff research into energy sources and energy efficiency in collaboration with industry.

  • Provides $580 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including the Technology Innovation Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

  • Provides $8.5 billion for NIH, including expanding good jobs in biomedical research to study diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and heart disease.

  • Provides $1 billion for NASA, including $400 million to put more scientists to work doing climate change research.

  • Provides $1.5 billion for NIH to renovate university research facilities and help them compete for biomedical research grants.