The current Continuing Resolution will keep the Federal Government running until April 8th. There were several WSU congressionally directed projects included in either the House or Senate appropriations bills the following items have been removed during the Continuing Resolution process and will not be funded in the FY2011 appropriations. In addition to reducing “earmarks” Congress is also looking at reducing or eliminating funding to authorized programs. Potential programs they may reduce funding to are Hatch Act, Smith-Lever 3b-c and McIntire-Stennis accounts.
Agriculture formula funding – at present the formal funding has not been eliminated but there is an effort to roll back the funds to FY2008 numbers rather than maintain FY2010 funding levels.
|NIFA Program||FY 2008||FY 2010||Est. Impact|
|Hatch Act (Research)||3,674,822||3,872,378||-197,556|
|Smith-Lever 3b-c (Extension)||4,076,293||4,399,342||-323,049|
Agriculture Appropriations – traditionally WSU receives approximately a combined $3.5 million for these projects which is spent on research staff and graduate students to address research topics not traditionally fundable through NIFA competitive grant programs. In addition to items listed below WSU also receive funds from the Viticulture Consortium (West), through UC Davis and funds to the Composite Materials and Engineering Center through the University of Idaho.
Aegilops Cylindrica (Jointed Goatgrass/Biomass)
Barley Gene Mapping
Cool Season Food Legumes
Grass Seed Cropping Systems for Sustainable Agriculture
Small Fruit Research
Virus-free Wine Grape Cultivars, Wine Grape Foundation Block
USDA Agriculture Research Service funding reductions/elimination in the agriculture appropriations bill:
2012 funding for ARS Laboratory at Pullman, WA
Energy and Water Appropriations
Algae Biofuels Research
As we learn more about specific budget and appropriations to or from federal programs we will post the information. If you have questions or have heard information from program managers that you are working with please pass the information on to the Government Affairs team or directly to me, Kristi Growdon, Director of Federal Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-349-2772.