A $3.6 trillion budget is bound to have nooks and crannies. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at some of the lesser publicized aspects of President Obama's plan:
- Interior Department gets $50 million to teach young people how to hunt and fish and generally love the environment.
- NASA gets a 14% increase to $19.7 billion, enough to return an astronaut to the moon by 2020.
- A Social Innovation Fund would be created to "invest in the next generation of social entrepreneurs." The amount is unspecified, but the federal Corporation for National Community Service gets a 30% jump to $1.13 billion.
- To encourage private donations to expand national parks, the budgets sets aside $25 million in matching funds.