Status of FY 2010, 2011, and 2012 Budgets
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.
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 
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.
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 Centers in Minority Institutions||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|
|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|
|Research & Development Contracts||120||68,798||120||68,201||120||75,959|
|Research Management & Support||40,314||41,019||43,070|