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As 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: 2016

Appropriation Law

The federal government is operating under a Continuing Resolution (P.L. 114-53) through Dec. 11, 2015.

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.