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.

Current Fiscal Year: 2020

Appropriation Law

The federal government is operating under a continuing resolution (H.R.3055) through December 20, 2019. See the Appropriations Status Table: FY2020.

Congressional Appropriations Hearings

The Congressional Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held hearings on the NIH budget request:

House Hearing: September 25, 2019

Senate Hearing: April 11, 2019

House Hearing: April 2, 2019

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 - 656KB) 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.