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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Congress in 1990 to coordinate federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts on society. 

USGCRP facilitates collaboration and cooperation across 15 federal member agencies to advance understanding of the changing Earth system. Research supported by USGCRP informs the Nation in navigating the challenges of a changing environment and identifying opportunities for a more resilient future.

Together, USGCRP and its member agencies provide a gateway to authoritative science, tools, and resources to help people and organizations across the country manage risks and respond to changing environmental conditions.

Our Vision 

A Nation, globally engaged and guided by science, meeting the challenges of climate and global change for the benefit of all. 

Our Mission

To empower the Nation and the world to anticipate and respond to urgent risks of climate and global change by creating and providing accessible, usable knowledge.

Our Strategic Plan

USGCRP's 2022–2031 Strategic Plan sets the course for federal global change research for the next decade. It was informed by input and review from federal agencies; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and the public, and lays the foundation for meeting new and growing challenges, as well as demands for useful, accessible, and inclusive data and information. 

The Plan is organized around four pillars: Advancing Science; Engaging the Nation; Informing Decisions; and Collaborating Internationally.

Under this Plan, USGCRP will continue to build and refine understanding of global change in ways that respond to emerging needs and provide critical information for the benefit of all.


The budget crosscut represents the funds self-identified by USGCRP agencies as their expenditures in support of USGCRP research activities. 

In addition, USGCRP leverages other agency activities not represented in the budget crosscut to accomplish its mission. For example, many of the satellite systems and surface-based observing networks that are foundational to USGCRP research were originally implemented by their sponsoring agencies for operational purposes, and thus typically are not included in the research crosscut. 

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 USGCRP Budget Crosscut by Agency

Funding amounts are shown in millions of dollars ($M) and are rounded to the nearest millions (totals reflect the rounded sum of the unrounded agency amounts).

AgencyFY 2022 Enacted ($M)FY 2023 Enacted ($M)FY 2024 President's Budget ($M)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)139184357
Department of Commerce (DOC)483588627
Department of Energy (DOE)354380394
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)37179239
Department of the Interior (DOI)232252367
Department of Transportation (DOT)222
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)192152
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)1,7501,8142,043
National Science Foundation (NSF)7377921,047
Smithsonian Institution (SI)8913
TOTAL (USGCRP)3,7614,2215,140