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NIST Budget: Enacted Appropriations Legislation

The following is a list of budget-related legislation for your reference. The legislation is provided in both HTML and PDF versions. You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view the PDF version.

    Public Law DocumentsFiscal Year

    Continuing Resolutions


    Committee Reports


    Enacted NIST Authorization Legislation

    P.L. 110-69, HR 2272 signed into public law on August 9, 2007; (121 Stat. 572)

    P.L. 110-69—legislation that authorizes funding for NIST for the next three years. It is the first NIST reauthorization signed into law since 1992.

    • Includes funding for NIST's portion of the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI), which puts NIST's core budget (laboratories and facilities) on track to double over 10 years.

    • Eliminates the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), but allows for continued support for previous and pending ATP awards. NIST plans to announce awards for the 2007 (and final) ATP competition by September 30, 2007.

    • Creates a new NIST program—the Technology Innovation Program (TIP). TIP provides grants to eligible companies or joint ventures whose proposed technology has strong potential to address critical national needs by transforming the Nation's capacity to deal with major societal challenges.

    • Eliminates the Department of Commerce's Technology Administration (TA). As a result, the director of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) now reports to the NIST director and the NIST director reports to the Secretary of Commerce.

    Text of P.L. 110-69 America COMPETES Act

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act of 2010

    P.L. 111-358 HR 5116 signed into law on January 4, 2011, (124 Stat. 3999)

    P.L. 111-358 - legislation that continues authorization for NIST (FY 2011 FY 2012, FY 2013)

    • Renewed NIST Authorization FY 2011 through FY 2013
    • Established an Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards & Technology
    • Provided for Community College Support of HMEP Centers by providing information on small and medium-sized job skills needed within the local area
    • Provided for the creation of a Comptroller General report that speaks to NIST cost-sharing with HMEP Centers
    • Established an Emergency Communication and Tracking Technologies Research Initiative
    • Established guidelines pertaining to Green Manufacturing and Construction
    Created July 6, 2009, Updated June 27, 2017