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CCTS Newsletter July 15, 2016

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Dale Dirks and Dane Christiansen

July 15, 2016

Prior to adjourning for the congressional summer recess, the House Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (L-HHS) Appropriations Bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2017 L-HHS Appropriations Bill in June. The House and Senate will both need to take further action on federal funding measures, including the L-HHS Bill when Congress reconvenes after Labor Day.

The Senate proposal is more generous to medical research and public health programs than the House measure. However, House appropriators have expressed interest in moving towards the higher Senate allocations as the appropriations process moves forward. Below, please find a summary of key items of interest to the clinical and translational research community in the FY 2017 House L-HHS Bill.

·  $33.33 billion for the National Institutes of Health(NIH), an increase of $1.25 billion over FY 2016. 

o   $5.39 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH, an increase of $123.74 million over FY2016. 

o   $2.58 million for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at NIH, an increase of $71.78 million over FY 2016.

§  $333.34 million for the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program at NIGMS, an increase of $12.5 million over FY 2016.

o   $286.45 million for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), an increase of $6.73 million over FY 2016.

§  (not less than) $58.18 million for the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program, the FY 2016 funding level of funding plus the general increase provided to NIMHD. 

o   $712.8 million for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at NIH, an increase of $27.37 million over FY 2016.

§  $511.5 million for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program at NCATS, an increase of $11.5 million over FY 2016.

· $280 million for AHRQ, a decrease of $53.76 million from FY 2016.