HHS Logo U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Divider arrowNIH logo National Institutes of Health Alt desc
Skip Over Navigation Links


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

The new President is expected to release a FY 2018 budget in early 2017.

Current Fiscal Year: 2017

Continuing Resolution

On Sept. 29, 2016, the President signed into law (P.L. 114-223) a Continuing Resolution providing funding to the federal government through Dec. 9, 2016. The Continuing Resolution provides funding at approximately the same level as the previous FY.

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.