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FY 2017 Major Changes in Budget Request

Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget activity detail are briefly described below. Note that there may be overlap between budget mechanisms and activity detail and these highlights will not sum to the total change for the FY 2017 President's Budget for NIA, which is the same level as the FY 2016 level, for a total of $1,598 million.

Non-Competing Research Project Grants (+$160.19 million; total $709.806 million):

NIA will continue to support its established commitment base for non-competing Research Project Grants (RPGs) awarding a total of 1,105 RPGs, an increase of 230 from FY 2016. This increase is based on an increased number of RPGs that NIA approved during previous fiscal years.

Competing Research Project Grants (-$173.292 million; total $391.675 million):

NIA will award a total of 603 RPGs, a decrease of 289 from FY 2016. NIA will continue to support its commitment base for competing Research Project Grants (RPGs). The decrease in competing RPGs is based on the transition of previously awarded RPGs into non-competing status.