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Appendix D: NMAH Budgets: Fiscal Years 1993-2002

The chart below represents budget information compiled by NMAH staff. The following definitions and explanations are intended to help with interpretation.

FEDERAL BASE BUDGET:
A line item in the S.I.'s Budget to Congress; Until recent years was the primary source of support; Except for a special one year allocation of $2 million dollars for the Presidency exhibit in 01, museum has seen consistent Congressional & Castle cuts resulting in a decade of net reductions which, coupled with two buyouts, has cut the federal roles from 400 to 282 and eliminated many core museum functions.
FEDERAL POOLS:
Annual Castle allocations to support specific high priority programs like Information Technology, Latino Program, Research Equipment and Building Maintenance.
FEDERAL INDIRECT:
Best estimate of the federal support supplied indirectly by the Castle to cover infrastructure needs including building renovation, security, horticulture, utilities, general counsel, contracting, finance and many others.
SI DIRECT:
Annual Castle allocation supporting four positions (including Director) and misc. expense.
SI POOLS:
Annual allocations supporting research travel and special exhibitions.
BUSINESS ACTIVITIES:
Funds earned through individual entrepreneurial activities and jointed museum/SI business activity ventures.
ENDOWMENT REVENUE:
Fairly small number of endowments until recent years. Addition of the Lemelson, Hammond, Axlerod & Jackson endowments are the reasons for the sharp increase in revenue.
GIFTS:
Historically not very large until recent introduction of major capital campaign. Lemelson, Behring, Reynolds, Polo are most notable recent givers.
GRANTS/CONTRACTS:
Federal sources, usually very low. Exceptions include NPS support of SSB and DOT support of AOTM.

 

FEDERAL BASE BUDGET
FY $(000) FY-93 FY-94 FY-95 FY-96 FY-97 FY-98 FY-99 FY-00 FY-01 FY-02
Personnel $15,731 $15,978 $16,025 $15,647 $16,021 $16,902 $17,658 $18,535 $19,189 $19,300
Travel 148 79 61 9 18 22 22 24 27 3
All Other 2,078 2,054 1,969 1,739 1,703 1,499 1,293 1,401 3,228 859
TOTAL $17,957 $18,111 $18,055 $17,395 $17,742 $18,423 $18,973 $19,960 $22,444 $20,162
 
FEDERAL POOLS
FY $(000) FY-93 FY-94 FY-95 FY-96 FY-97 FY-98 FY-99 FY-00 FY-01 FY-02
TOTAL INA INA INA INA $230 $460 $571 $168 $440 $230
 
FEDERAL INDIRECT
FY $(000) FY-93 FY-94 FY-95 FY-96 FY-97 FY-98 FY-99 FY-00 FY-01 FY-02
TOTAL INA INA INA $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
 
TRUST BUDGET
FY $(000) FY-93 FY-94 FY-95 FY-96 FY-97 FY-98 FY-99 FY-00 FY-01 FY-02
S.I. Direct INA INA INA INA 304 476 483 909 535 145
S.I. Pools INA INA INA INA 174 158 158 33 168 50
Business Activities INA INA INA 600 700 830 890 950 1,000 600
Endowment Revenue INA INA INA 143 244 246 331 445 556 667
Gifts** INA INA INA 951 2,351 10,470 16,716 98,430 40,000 30,000*
Grants/
Contracts
INA INA INA INA 74 66 3,080 283 250 3,000
TOTAL INA INA INA INA $3,847 $12,246 $21,658 $101,050 $42,509 $34,462
 
TOTAL
TOTAL INA INA INA INA $26,819 $36,129 $46,202 $126,178 $70,393 $59,854

INA = Information Not Available
* estimated
** Includes new gifts, new pledges, non govt. grants, deferred gifts, sponsorship commitments and risk loans
 

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