Smithsonian Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Budget Request Totals $797.6 Million

Old Time Streetcar Tableau -  Photo: Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC.- The
President’s fiscal year 2011 budget request to Congress for the
Smithsonian is $797.6 million, an increase from the $761.4 million
appropriated to the Institution in FY 2010. The Salaries and Expenses
budget request for FY 2011 is $660.8 million and the Facilities Capital
budget is $136.8 million. Another request for an increase in the Salaries
and Expenses account will go toward collections care—$2.4 million to
improve preservation, storage, documentation and accessibility to the
Institution’s collections and for the care of the animals at the National
Zoo.