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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: 2018

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2018 budget on May 23, 2017. The FY 2018 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 563KB) is $557,373,000.

Current Fiscal Year: 2017

Appropriation Law

On May 5, 2017, the President signed into law (P.L. 115-31), the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, funding NIH/NCATS through the end of the fiscal year. The law provides the following for NCATS:

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Services (PHS Act) with respect to translational sciences, $705,903,000: Provided, That up to $25,835,000 shall be available to implement section 480 of the PHS Act, relating to the Cures Acceleration Network: Provided further, That at least $516,120,000 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: April 7, 2016

Subcommittee WebsiteArchived WebcastNCATS Director's Statement for the Record (PDF - 24KB)

House Hearing: March 16, 2016

Subcommittee Website • Archived Webcast

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2017 budget on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The FY 2017 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 402KB) is $685.417 million, which is the same as the FY 2016 enacted level.

Last updated: 08-09-2017
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