Arduous scrutiny by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has found the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) rich in scientific discovery and exemplary in its use of government funds.

In an April 21, 2014 press conference, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with Cornell President David Skorton and CHESS director Joel Brock, announced CHESS has received its requested grant renewal of up to $100 million over five years, securing the national X-ray facility's near-term future.