About NIA

NACA Meeting: June 4-5, 2013

Budget and Appropriations

Status of FY 2013, 2014, and 2015 Budgets:

FY 2013

On March 26, 2013, the President signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, as P.L. 113-6, an omnibus continuing resolution to fund the agencies of the Federal Government through September 30, 2013. The bill continues funding for the NIH under the same terms and conditions as for FY2012, and includes the requirement for the sequestration. The enacted budget provides $1,039.748 million for NIA, an $81.653 million or 7.3% decrease from the FY 2012 level. However, the FY 2012 level included $18.273 million for the Alzheimer’s Disease transfer. The FY 2013 enacted level allows for 1,386 total research project grants (RPGs), including 340 new and competing awards. The estimate includes $82.688 million for research centers, a decrease of $6.218 million from FY 2012. The other research grants estimate is $34.612 million, a decrease of $2.252 million from FY 2012. For research training, the FY 2013 budget request includes $23.271 million to support 574 trainees. The R&D contract mechanism will be supported at a level of $60.350 million, a decrease of $4.195 million from FY 2012.

FY 2014

The FY 2014 President’s budget was released to the public on April 10, 2013. The President’s request for NIH is $31.087 billion, which is $1.989 billion higher than the FY 2013 level of $29.098 billion.

The NIA budget request for FY 2014 is $1,193.370 million, an increase of $72.979 million or 6.5 percent over the FY 2012 enacted level. The FY 2014 level includes an $80.0 million increase for Alzheimer’s Disease research. The NIA FY 2014 Congressional Justification can be viewed at www.nia.nih.gov/about/budget/2013/fiscal-year-2014-budget

For NIA, the FY 2014 President’s Budget will allow for 1,650 total research project grants (RPGs), including 591 new and competing awards. The estimate includes $88.906 million for research centers, $36.864 million for other research grants, and $24.756 million for research training. The R&D contract mechanism will be supported at a level of $63.239 million, a decrease of $0.298 million from the FY 2012 enacted level.

FY 2015

Preliminary work on the budget for FY 2015 has begun using the FY 2014 President’s budget request as the base. After intermediate stages of review, the President’s budget request for FY 2015 will be presented to Congress in February 2014, at which time it will become available to the public.

BUDGET MECHANISM (in thousands)
MECHANISM FY 2012 Final Allocation* FY 2013 Operating Plan FY 2014 President's Budget
Research Grants: No. Amount No. Amount No. Amount
Research Projects:            
Noncompeting 1,063 558,938 963 495,744 961 516,966
Administrative Supplements (91) 17,373 (65) 5,944 (69) 6,357
Competing 314 140,500 340 153,493 591 262,117
Subtotal 1,377 716,811 1,303 655,181 1,552 785,440
SBIR/STTR 84 28,483 83 27,844 98 33,191
Subtotal, RPG 1,461 745,294 1,386 683,025 1,650 818,631
Research Centers:            
Specialized/Comprehensive 79 87,698 79 81,559 79 87,698
Clinical Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comparative Medicine 0 1,208 0 1,129 0 1,208
Research Centers in Minority Institutions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal, Centers 79 88,906 79 82,688 79 88,906
Other Research:            
Research Careers 218 28,883 205 27,150 218 28,883
Cancer Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cooperative Clinical Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Research Support 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minority Biomedical Research Support 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 41 7,981 38 7,462 41 7,981
Subtotal, Other Research 259 36,864 243 34,612 259 36,864
Total Research Grants 1,799 871,064 1,708 800,325 1,988 944,401
Training: FTTP   FTTP   FTTP  
Individual 190 7,397 179 6,954 188 7,397
Institutional 420 17,359 395 16,317 410 17,359
Total, Training 610 24,756 574 23,271 598 24,756
Research & Development Contracts 123 64,545 123 60,350 123 63,239
(SBIR/STTR) (5) (61) (5) (61) (5) (61)
Intramural Research   118,602   114,748   118,601
Research Management & Support   42,433   41,054   42,373
Total, NIA   1,121,400   1,039,748   1,193,370

* FY 2012 includes $18.273 million for the Alzheimer's Disease transfer