Congress returned from its spring recess at the end of April with several critical budget and appropriations items to address. Pending currently is $10 billion is supplemental funding for the ongoing response to COVID-19. The Biden-Harris administration also releases its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. With the FY 2022 appropriations bills being completed in March after a six-month delay, Congress is now working swiftly to digest the administration’s request and advance the FY 2023 appropriations process. Of specific interest to CCTS, the Administration’s FY 2023 budget request to Congress calls for:
-$10.675 billion in program level for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a requested increase of $2.27 billion over FY 2022.
-$527 million in total funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a requested increase of $71 million over FY 2022.
-$49.04 billion in budget authority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a requested increase of $4.31 billion over FY 2022, which includes $5 billion for the new Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H) within NIH--a requested increase of $4 billion over FY 2022. The increase of roughly $300 million that is not dedicated to ARPA-H would be split unevenly among the 27 NIH institutes and centers.
- $3.10 billion for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a requested increase of $5 million over FY 2022
- $410.64 million for the Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) program, a requested increase of $200 thousand over FY 2022.
- $874 million for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a requested decrease of $9 million below FY 2022.
- $599.35 million for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, a requested decrease of $7 million below FY 2022.
- $660 million for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a requested increase of $201 million over FY 2022.
- $88 million for the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program, a requested increase of $3 million over FY 2022.
- $2.31 billion for the Office of the Director, a requested decrease of $314 million below FY 2022.
- $5 billion for Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a requested increase of $4 billion over FY 2022.
For FY 2023, CCTS plans to advocate with Congress once again for meaningful funding increases and continued dedicated support for CDC, AHRQ, NIH (including Institutes and Centers), and individual programs that advance the full spectrum of medical