The bill provides $532M for Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) compared to $380M last year (FY2017). This breaks down to $410 M compared to $330M (FY 2017) for the domestic fusion program and $122M compared to $80M (FY 2017) for ITER.
It also provides to the Inertial Fusion (ICF) and High Yield program within NNSA $545M compared to $522M (FY 2017).
The wording accompanying the bill is as follows:
The agreement provides $277,665,000 for burning plasma science foundations, $52,246,000 for burning plasma science long pulse, and $80,200,000 for discovery plasma science. Within available funds, the agreement provides $17,500,000 for High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas and $20,000,000 for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing. The agreement also provides $122,000,000 for the in-kind contributions and related support activities of ITER. The Department is directed to assess science drivers for the NSTX-U to support future planning for the Fusion Energy Sciences program and provide to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a briefing upon completion.
Within funds for Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Yield, $344,000,000 shall be for the National Ignition Facility, $75,000,000 shall be for OMEGA, and $8,000,000 shall be for the Naval Research Laboratory