About NIA

NACA meeting: January 26–27, 2010

Budget and Appropriations

Status of FY 2009, 2010, and 2011 Budgets

FY 2009

In FY 2009, the NIA obligated $1,079,003,926 in appropriated money. The budget authority was decreased from $1,080,796,000 to $1,079,004,000 due to the transfer of $1,792,000 for the Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI). NIA awarded 1,441 research project grants (RPGs), including 364 competing awards. The FY 2009 success rate for the Institute was 17.5 percent which compares to 20.3 percent in FY 2008 and 22.1 percent in FY 2007.

Support levels for other key extramural funding mechanisms included 78 research centers for $86.8 million; 575 full-time training positions for $23.9 million; and a total of $67.3 million for research and development contracts.

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 was $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 2010

NIA has received its Fiscal 2010 Appropriation, $1.110 billion, which is a $29.4 million increase (2.72 percent) over Fiscal 2009. NIH overall received a $691.8 million increase, a 2.28% increase over Fiscal 2009. The NIA level includes funding for GEI as well as an increase in AIDs funding.

NIA proposes to award 1,269 RPGs in FY 2010, including 245 competing awards. Support for other key extramural funding mechanisms include 78 research centers for $86.8 million, the same level as FY 2009; and 575 full-time training positions for $24.1 million. The funding level for research and development contracts is $70.2 million in FY 2010.

FY 2011

The NIH recently received an OMB “pass-back” for FY 2011. This will become the FY 2011 President’s budget request, and will reflect the Administration’s requested amounts for the individual NIH Institutes and Centers. This budget will be submitted to the Congress in early February 2010 and subsequently it will become available to the public.

Attached is an NIA budget mechanism table that displays FY 2009 actual obligations, and an updated FY 2010 distribution at the President’s budget total level that reflects the impact of FY 2009 actual funding. Once a final budget for FY 2010 is established, this information will be made available to the Council. Please note that this table does not include ARRA funds or ARRA-solicited applications.

Note: Please note that this table does not include ARRA funds or ARRA-solicited applications.

MECHANISM FY 2009 Budget Authority:
FY09 No.

FY 2009 Budget Authority:
FY09 Amount

FY 2010 Revised President's Budget:
FY10 No.
FY 2010 Revised President's Budget:
FY10 Amount
Research Grants:        
Research Projects:        
Noncompeting 1,077 $483,993,000 1,024 $559,819,000
Administrative Supplements (103) 14,935,000 (103) 7,700,000
Competing 364 190,397,000 245 130,542,000
Subtotal, RPGs 1,441 689,325,000 1,269 698,061,000
SBIR/STTR 72 26,061,000 72 26,030,000
Subtotal, RPGs 1,513 715,386,000 1,341 724,091,000
Research Centers:        
Specialized/Comprehensive 78 86,108,000 78 86,108,000
Clinical Research 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Comparative Medicine 0 697,000 0 697,000
Research Centers in Minority Institutions 0 0 0 0
Subtotal, Centers 78 86,805,000 78 86,805,000
Other Research:        
Research Careers 228 29,455,000 228 29,455,000
Cancer Education 0 0 0 0
Cooperative Clinical Research 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Research Support 0 0 0 0
Minority Biomedical Research Support 0 70,000 0 70,000
Other 38 4,906,000 38 4,906,000
Subtotal, Other Research 266 34,431,000 266 34,431,000
Total Research Grants 1,857 836,622,000 1,685 845,327,000
Training: FTTPs   FTTPs  
Individual 144 5,363,000 144 5,417,000
Institutional 431 18,537,000 431 18,722,000
Total, Training 575 23,900,000 575 24,139,000
         
Research & Development Contracts 120 67,330,000 121 70,157,000
(SBIR/STTR) (1) (44,000) (1) (44,000)
         
Intramural Research   110,838,000   112,501,000
Research Management & Support   40,314,000   41,019,000
Total, NIA   1,079,004,000   1,093,143,000