As with all of NIH, the budget for NCATS is based on the fiscal year (FY) appropriation provided by Congress and the President. The process starts with the President’s Budget Request, which is usually released in February. The President's request typically is followed by appropriation hearings by Congress, which result in appropriation bills and reports. The final appropriation bill, if passed by Congress and signed by the President, provides NCATS with its budget for the FY (October 1 through September 30).  

NCATS tracks the status of its budget and provides relevant information below. The status of all appropriation bills also is available.

Future Fiscal Year: 2020

Budget Request

On March 18, 2019, the full President’s Budget for FY 2020 was released. The FY 2020 budget request for NIH is $34,367,629,000. The FY 2020 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 835KB) is $694,112,000.

On March 11, 2019, an overview of the President’s Budget for FY 2020, A Budget for a Better America (PDF -  1.9MB), was released. NIH is described on page 46 under “Prioritizes Critical Health Research.” 

On the same day, HHS Secretary Azar released a statement on President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget. HHS also released an HHS Budget in Brief (PDF - 7MB), which describes NIH on pages 52-59.

Current Fiscal Year: 2019

Appropriation Law

On September 28, 2018, the President signed into law (P.L. 115-245), the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, funding NIH/NCATS for the full fiscal year. The Act provides the following for NCATS:

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to translational sciences, $806,373,000: Provided, That up to $80,000,000 shall be available to implement section 480 of the PHS Act, relating to the Cures Acceleration Network: Provided further, That at least $559,736,000 is provided to the Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards Program.

Congressional Appropriations Hearings

The Congressional Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies usually hold hearings on the NIH budget request.

Senate Hearing: May 17, 2018
Subcommittee Website NCATS Director's Statement for the Record (PDF - 28KB)

House Hearing: April 11, 2018
Subcommittee Website

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2019 budget on February 12, 2018. The FY 2019 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 436KB) is $685,087,000.

NIH is described on pages 40-46 of the HHS Budget-in-Brief (PDF - 1.9MB).