In FY 2009, the NIA currently estimates support of 1,522 RPGs, including 350 new and competing projects. Support levels for other funding mechanisms include 74 research centers for $86 million; 257 other research grants, including 230 research career awards, for a total of $34.51 million; 600 full-time training positions for $24.14 million, and a total of $71.6 million for R&D 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 is $7.4 billion for NIH which is available until September 30, 2010. The NIA portion of the economic stimulus is $273.3 million.
On July 24, the House Appropriations Committee passed H.R. 3293, the FY 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill. The bill provides NIH with a total program level of $31.26 billion, which is $500 million over the FY 2010 President’s Budget, and 3.1 percent higher than the FY 2009 Enacted level. For NIA, the House Mark is $1.12 billion, which is 3.6 percent higher than the FY 2009 Enacted level of $1.08 billion.
On July 30, the Full Senate Appropriations Committee approved by a voice vote the FY 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill. The bill provides NIH with a total program level of $30.76 billion, the same level as the FY 2010 President’s Budget. For NIA, the Senate Mark is $1.1 billion, which is 1.7 percent higher than the FY 2009 Enacted level of $1.08 billion.
Preliminary work on the budget for FY 2011 has begun using the FY 2010 President’s Budget request as the base. After intermediate stages of review, the President’s Budget request for FY 2011 will be presented to Congress in February 2010, at which time it will become available to the public.
A table showing the NIA FY 2008, 2009 and 2010 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 2009 column does not reflect the proposed NIA reprogramming.
(Dollars in thousands)
|MECHANISM||FY 2008 Actual||FY 2009 Estimate||FY 2010 President's Budget|
|Research Grants:||FY08 No.||FY08 Amount||FY09 No.||FY09 Amount||FY10 No.||FY10 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||512,000||0||512,000||0||512,000|
|Subtotal, Other Research||249||33,466,000||254||33,466,000||254||33,466,000|
|Total Research Grants||1,917||811,265,000||1,900||803,476,000||1,900||803,476,000|
|Research & Development Contracts||122||68,544,000||122||70,336,000||122||70,336,000|
|Research Management & Support||39,730,000||40,326,000||40,326,000|