Congress this fall passed five appropriations bills for FY 2019 that provide some significant funding increases for various research and education programs of priority to the university. This is the result of a budget deal enacted by Congress in February 2018 that lifted caps on both defense and non-defense spending by $153 billion for FY 2019.
Below is a summary of funding levels passed in five bills. Congress must still pass the remaining seven appropriations bills, which include additional programs of interest to the university. This story will be updated as the remaining bills are passed.
Student Financial Aid:
October 12, 2018
FY2019 Federal Appropriations Update
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UMD's Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility, which simulates weightlessness, is one of only two such facilities in the U.S.