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Past Budgets

Information about previous fiscal year (FY) budgets for NCATS is available below.


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 Website • Archived Webcast • NCATS 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.

Fiscal Year: 2016

Appropriation Law

On Dec. 18, 2015, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, funding NIH/NCATS through the end of the FY. The law (H.R. 2029) provides the following for NCATS:

National Center for Advancing Translational Science

For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to translational sciences, $685,417,000: 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 $500,000,000 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 30, 2015

Subcommittee WebsiteArchived WebcastNCATS Director's Statement for the Record (PDF - 70KB)

House Hearing: March 3, 2015

Subcommittee Website • Archived Webcast

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2016 budget on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The FY 2016 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 418KB) is $660.131 million, an increase of $27.421 million over the FY 2015 enacted level.

Fiscal Year: 2015

Appropriation Law

On Dec. 16, 2014, the President signed an appropriations bill (the “CRomnibus”) into law that funds NIH/NCATS through the end of the FY. The law (P.L. 113-235) provides the following for NCATS:

“For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to translational sciences, $635,230,000: Provided, That up to $9,835,000 shall be available to implement section 480 of the PHS Act, relating to the Cures Acceleration Network: Provided further, That at least $474,746,000 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 2, 2014

Subcommittee Website • Archived WebcastNCATS Director's Statement for the Record (PDF - 178KB)

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., attended this hearing.

House Hearing: March 26, 2014

Subcommittee Website • Archived Webcast

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2015 budget on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The FY 2015 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 539KB) is $657.471 million, an increase of $25.075 million over the FY 2014 enacted level. Requested changes reflect funding for new initiatives; additional competing research project grants over FY 2014; Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer awards; expanded NCATS collaboration with the NIH Clinical Center; and redirected AIDS research funds to expand NIH support for research directed toward a cure for HIV.

Fiscal Year: 2014

Appropriation Law

On Jan. 17, 2014, Congress passed and the President signed an appropriations bill that funds NIH/NCATS through the end of the FY. The law (P.L. 113-76) provides the following for NCATS:

"For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to translational sciences, $633,267,000: Provided, That up to $9,835,000 shall be available to implement section 480 of the PHS Act, relating to the Cures Acceleration Network: Provided further, That at least $474,746,000 is provided to the Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards program."

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2014 budget on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The FY 2014 budget request for NIH was $31.3 billion. The FY 2014 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 835KB) was $665.688 million, an increase of $91.391 million over the FY 2012 level. Specific increases were requested for the Cures Acceleration Network (+$40.111 million); Clinical and Translational Science Awards (+$1.108 million); the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program (+$3.79 million); and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program (+$3.4 million). Requested increases reflect the beginning of direct funding (+$31.34 million) by NCATS of the Bridging Interventional Development Gaps program, the NCATS Chemical Genomics Center, the BioAssay Research Database, and the Small Molecule Repository, which were previously supported by the NIH Common Fund. In addition, there was a requested increase for Translational Research Resources (+$10.704 million) to provide for NCATS’ increased share of trans-NIH programs and initiatives that support the entire spectrum of biomedical research.

Fiscal Year 2013

Appropriation Law

On Sept. 28, 2012, the President signed into law the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (P.L. 112-175 [PDF - 136KB]). In absence of an appropriation law, this Continuing Resolution (CR) funded the federal government through March 27, 2013, at levels provided in FY 2012. To meet the bipartisan agreement between the House, Senate and White House that ensured a total rate of government operations at $1.047 trillion, a government-wide, across-the-board increase of 0.612 percent over the base rate also was included in the CR.

Budget Request

The President released his FY 2013 budget request on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The FY 2013 budget request for NIH was $30.9 billion, the same as the FY 2012 level. This level demonstrated the Administration’s commitment to placing a priority on investing in innovative biomedical and behavioral research to advance medical science. NCATS was a priority of the NIH Director, with an additional $64.32 million provided over FY 2012. The FY 2013 budget request for NCATS (PDF - 783KB) was $639.033 million, an increase of $64.32 million over the FY 2012 level. Specific increases were provided for the Cures Acceleration Network (+$39.63 million); direct funding of the NCATS Chemical Genomics Center (+$13 million), Clinical and Translational Science Awards (+$1.11 million), and small increases for mandatory costs such as Small Business Innovative Awards and NCATS share of shared resources.

Fiscal Year 2012

Appropriation Law

NCATS received its first appropriation (funding) in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, FY 2012 (P.L. 112-74) on Dec. 23, 2011:

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCING TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES
For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to translational sciences, $576,456,000: Provided, That up to $10,000,000 shall be available to implement section 402C of the PHS Act, relating to the Cures Acceleration Network: Provided further, That funds appropriated may be used to support the reorganization and activities required to eliminate the National Center for Research Resources: Provided further, That the Director of the NIH shall ensure that, of all funds made available to Institute, Center, and Office of the Director accounts within ‘‘Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health,’’ at least $487,767,000 is provided to the Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards program.

After an across the board rescission, the FY 2012 appropriation for NCATS is $574,713,000, plus funding provided by the NIH Common Fund and other sources.

Budget Request

In June 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services sent detailed budget information for the proposed NCATS, titled Restructuring the National Institutes of Health to Advance Translational Science, to appropriators in the House and Senate.

Last updated: 10-02-2017
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