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Budget

U.S. Capitol with cherry blossomsAs with all of NIH, the budget for NCATS is based on the fiscal year 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 fiscal year (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: 2015

The federal government currently is operating under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 (P.L. 113-164, 9/19/2014), which provides FY 2015 appropriations, at FY 2014 levels, until 12/11/2014.

Congressional Appropriations Hearings

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., shows a kidney-on-a-chip, part of the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program, at the April 2, 2014, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., shows a kidney-on-a-chip, part of the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program, at the April 2, 2014, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing.

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 WebsiteArchived Webcast (attended by NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D.)

House Hearing: March 26, 2014

Subcommittee WebsiteArchived Webcast

Budget Request

The President released his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The FY 2015 budget request for NCATS 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.

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Contacts

Dorit Zuk, Ph.D.
Director 
NCATS Office of Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances

Steve Seidel
Acting Director of Policy