As part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, the Office of Science received an additional $1,550,000,000 in FY 2022 funding to accelerate ongoing facility upgrades and national laboratory infrastructure projects. These projects are setting the stage for accelerated scientific progress, while making our facilities more environmentally sustainable and better places to work.

Innovation to impact the future. The discoveries we make today will be the foundation of tomorrow’s technologies. To push forward and deliver more clean energy at a lower cost, we need to fund innovation now. The Office of Science is supporting that innovation. 

Upgrade our current facilities to continue to deliver clean energy solutions. The Office of Science user facilities provide researchers unique access to powerful scientific tools. These tools allow us to do things like find the next-generation of materials for batteries and solar panels. Keeping these tools on the cutting edge will allow us to continue to deliver solutions to huge problems.

Lessen the resource footprint of DOE facilities. IRA funding will be used to update current buildings, making them more energy efficient and reducing their carbon footprint.

Deliver more isotopes for a variety of uses. Isotopes are used in applications like medical research, diagnostic imaging, national security, and other research. IRA funds will allow us to deliver more isotopes, faster, to the people who need them.

Expand the capabilities of DOE’s light sources. The Office of Science light sources provide innovative tools to study a wide variety of subjects like photosynthesis, COVID-19, and new materials. IRA funding will deliver more of these capabilities, faster.

Continue to invest in high-performance computing to sustain American leadership. The Office of Science computing facilities offer researchers the ability to use the fastest computers in the world to visualize huge problems - like modeling climate systems.

Discover the secrets of the universe. LBNF-DUNE, currently under construction, will investigate neutrinos – the most abundant particles that have mass in the universe – which could answer some deep questions like “What are we made of?” and “How do space and time work?”

Office of Science IRA funding by laboratory:

  • Ames National Laboratory, Ames, IA: $24.5 million to support upgrades to laboratory infrastructure for greater efficiency, sustainability, and critical material (Helium) recovery and recycling.
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL: $57.5 million to support continued advances in exascale computing and improve infrastructure efficiency through waste heat recovery.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY: $190.9 million to advance world-leading physics, upgrade research capabilities at its world class light source, provide state-of-the-art equipment to the nanoscience centers across five national labs, and increase the efficiency and resilience of its core infrastructure.
  • Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory, Batavia, IL: $259.4 million to support U.S. leadership in high energy physics through contributions to multiple, international physics experiments that deliver Nobel-prize winning research and keep the one-of-a-kind Long Baseline Neutrino Facility project on track to deliver unprecedented capabilities to an international community of scientists and engineers.
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM: $16.6 million to expand capabilities and capacity for producing critical isotopes for industry, emerging technologies, and life-saving medical treatments.
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA: $196.6 million to deliver greater supercomputing resources to the scientific community, upgrade their world class X-ray light source, deliver new capabilities for nanoscale science, and continue progress on next-generation physics experiments that will unlock new fundamental discoveries.
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA: $2.4 million to support next-generation physics experiments that will deliver insights on the fundamental building blocks of our universe.
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN: $490.9 million to support continued advances in exascale computing, continue progress on next-generation neutron science capabilities, advance our bold decadal vision for fusion energy, and greatly expand capacity to produce isotopes for our economic, energy, and national security.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA: $8.2 million to reduce the resource footprint and improve resilience of the laboratory’s core infrastructure.
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ: $25.5 million to improve the safety and resilience of laboratory infrastructure and accelerate delivery of a new state-of-the-art facility for plasma science innovation and for new research in quantum information science and microelectronics.
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, CA: $135.8 million to accelerate light source upgrades critical to maintaining global leadership in X-ray science and enable discoveries central to clean energy and climate solutions, advance new capabilities for developing materials needed for fusion energy and other extreme conditions, and improve laboratory sustainability and resilience.
  • Savannah River National Laboratory, Jackson, SC: $20 million to support the delivery of isotopes critical to semiconductor manufacturing, medical diagnostics and treatments, and our national security.
  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA: $76.5 million to support multiple projects that will deliver insights on the fundamental building blocks and forces at work in our universe and improve core laboratory infrastructure.  
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: $29.7 million to significantly expand the scientific and production capabilities of this world-class facility, delivering impact on fundamental physics and delivery of rare isotopes critical to our economic, energy, health, and national security.

*An additional $15.5 million will be distributed in January 2023.