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NACA meeting: September 21–22, 2010

Budget and Appropriations

Status of FY 2010, 2011, and 2012 Budgets

FY 2010

In FY 2010, the NIA currently estimates supporting 1,351 RPGs, including 274 competing projects [If we give $$ totals for other mechanisms, we should include this for RPGs as well.]. Support levels for other funding mechanisms include 78 research centers for $88 million; 267 other research grants, including 228 research career awards, for a total of $34.9 million; 575 full-time training positions for $24.1 million, and a total of $68.2 million for R&D contracts.

In FY 2010, the DHHS Secretary exercised her one-percent transfer authority to reallocate $4.587 million from NIH to provide lifesaving medicines to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in States with waiting lists for AIDS drug assistance. An amount of $166,000 was transferred from NIA.

FY 2010 also includes a transfer of $1.792 million from NIA to NHGRI for the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (GEI) to support research that will lead to the understanding of genetic contributions and gene-environment interactions in common disease.

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The ARRA was enacted to: (1) preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery, (2) assist those most impacted by the recession, (3) provide investments to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health, (4) invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits, and (5) stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. Included in the ARRA bill is $7.4 billion for NIH which is available until September 30, 2010. The NIA portion of the economic stimulus is $273.3 million. Of this amount, $149.4 million was obligated in FY 2009, leaving a balance of $123.9 million to be obligated in FY 2010.

FY 2011

The FY 2011 President’s budget was released to the public on February 1, 2010. The President’s request for NIH is $32.2 billion, an increase of $1 billion or 3.2 percent over the FY 2010 Enacted Level.

The FY 2011 budget request for NIA is $1,142.337 million, an increase of $32.537 million or 2.9 percent over the FY 2010 Enacted level. The NIA FY 2011 Congressional Justification can be viewed at http://www.nia.nih.gov/about/budget

FY 2012

Preliminary work on the budget for FY 2012 has begun using the FY 2011 President’s Budget request as the base. After intermediate stages of review, the President’s Budget request for FY 2012 will be presented to Congress in February 2011, at which time it will become available to the public.

Summary

A table showing the NIA FY 2009, 2010 and 2011 funding levels by budget mechanism is included below.

Please note that this table does not include ARRA funds or ARRA-solicited applications and the FY 2010 column does not reflect the proposed NIA reprogramming.

MECHANISM FY 2009 Actual FY 2010 Estimate FY 2011 President's Budget
Research Grants: FY09 No. FY09 Amount FY10 No. FY10 Amount FY11 No. FY11 Amount
Research Projects:            
Noncompeting 1,077 483,993 1,077 557,366 986 566,877
Administrative Supplements (103) 14,935 (64) 9,248 (64) 9,248
Competing 364 190,397 274 145,956 280 151,951
Subtotal 1,441 689,325 1,351 712,570 1,266 728,076
SBIR/STTR 72 26,061 74 26,787 74 26,813
Subtotal, RPGs 1,513 715,386 1,425 739,357 1,340 754,889
Research Centers:            
Specialized/Comprehensive 78 86,108 78 87,400 80 90,022
Clinical Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comparative Medicine 0 697 0 707 0 728
Research Centers in Minority Institutions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal, Centers 78 86,805 78 88,107 80 90,750
Other Research:            
Research Careers 228 29,455 228 29,897 235 30,794
Cancer Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cooperative Clinical Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Research Support 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minority Biomedical Research Support 0 70 0 70 0 70
Other 38 4,906 39 4,980 40 5,129
Subtotal, Other Research 266 34,431 267 34,947 275 35,993
Total Research Grants 1,857 836,622 1,770 862,411 1,695 881,632
Training: FTTP   FTTP   FTTP  
Individual 144 5,363 144 5,417 144 5,720
Institutional 431 18,537 431 18,722 431 19,855
Total, Training 575 23,900 575 24,139 575 25,575
             
Research & Development Contracts 120 68,798 120 68,201 120 75,959
(SBIR/STTR) (1) (44) (1) (44) (1) (44)
             
Intramural Research   110,838   112,501   116,101
Research Management & Support   40,314   41,019   43,070
Total, NIA   1,080,472   1,108,271   1,142,337