In FY 2010, the NIA obligated $1,108,207,788 in appropriated money. The budget authority was decreased from $1,110,229,000 to $1,108,271,000 due to the transfer of $1,792,000 for the Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI), and the transfer of $166,000 for the DHHS Secretary’s one-percent transfer. NIA awarded 1,350 research project grants (RPGs), including 309 competing awards. The FY 2010 success rate for the Institute was 14.5 percent which compares to 17.5 percent in FY 2009 and 20.3 percent in FY 2008.
Support levels for other key extramural funding mechanisms included 78 research centers for $90.5 million; 556 full-time training positions for $23.9 million; and a total of $57.1 million for research and development contracts.
FY 2010 marked the end of two-year spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). NIA’s portion of the economic stimulus was $273.3 million. Of this amount, $149.4 million was obligated in FY 2009, and $123.9 million was obligated in FY 2010.
As of this writing, the NIA is operating under a 4th Continuing Resolution (CR) in effect through March 4th, 2011. We have provided the FY 2011 President’s Budget level in the attached mechanism table, roughly $1,142.3 million. The CR we are operating on is at the FY 2010 level, as were the previous CRs. If this became our FY11 Operating Budget, we would have resources likely totaling $1,110.2 million. A level lower than that is possible given the stated policies of the incoming House leadership, however we cannot make any more than guesses about the outcome of the budget negotiations.
The NIH recently received an OMB “pass-back” for FY 2012. This will become the FY 2012 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 2011 and subsequently it will become available to the public. No details can be shared until the release of the President’s Budget.
Attached is a NIA budget mechanism table that displays FY 2010 actual obligations, and the FY 2011 distribution at the President’s budget level. Once a final budget for FY 2011 is established, this information will be made available to the Council.
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 2010 Budget Authority||FY 2011 President's Budget|
|Research Grants:||FY10 No.||FY10 Amount||FY11 No.||FY11 Amount|
|Research Centers in Minority Institutions||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|
|Subtotal, Other Research||269||35,155,000||275||35,993,000|
|Total Research Grants||1,767||871,462,000||1,695||881,632,000|
|Research & Development Contracts||100||57,086,000||120||75,959,000|
|Research Management & Support||41,329,000||43,070,000|