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: 2021

Budget Request

On February 10, 2020, the President’s Budget for FY 2021 was released. The FY 2021 budget request for NIH is $38,694,000,000. The FY 2021 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 830KB) is $787,703,000.

Current Fiscal Year: 2020

Appropriation Law

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law (P.L. 116-94) the “FY 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020.”  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, $832,888,000: Provided, That up to $60,000,000 shall be available to implement section 480 of the PHS Act, relating to the Cures Acceleration Network: Provided further, That at least $578,141,000 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 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.