The Appropriations Bill provides $580 million for FY 2022, compared to $575 million in FY 2021 and to $529 requested by the President.
The Bill provides the following language:
Within available funds, the agreement provides not less than $350,000,000 for the National Ignition Facility ( NIF), not less than $83.000,000 for OMEGA, not less than $66,900.000 for the Z Facility. and not less than $6.000,000 for the NIKE Laser at the Naval Research Laboratory.
A predictable and sustained availability of targets is essential to the operations of NNSA's laser facilities, and the agreement provides not less than $33,000,000 for target research, development, and fabrication to cost-effectively operate the NIF, Z, and OMEGA facilities.