FY17 NIH, NSF, AHRQ, & FDA Budget Developments

By Steve Pierson posted 01-08-2016 10:17


The FY17 federal budget was released February 9, 2016. This blog entry will track FY17 appropriations developments for NIH, NSF, and AHRQ and so will be updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. 

Because this blog entry covers everything from the budget request to the final determination of the budget, it can become quite long. To help with that, I'll try to partition the blog entry:

See also FY17 Statistical Agency Budget Developments and FY18 NIH, NSF, AHRQ, & FDA Budget Developments



     FY11 FY12 FY13  FY14    FY15   FY16    Request     % increase    House   Senate   Final   % change 


  NIH     30.688     30.623     29.300    30.0701  30.3111   32.3111   33.1361 2.6 33.561** 34.311** 34.084 ~6%
   AHRQ     $381 million  371 371 363.7  334  363.72 8.9 280.2** 324** 324 -3%


NSF 6.913 7.033  6.884 7.172   7.344   7.463 


6.7 7.406** 7.510** 7.472 0.12

FDA 2.597 2.720


2.766** 2.772* 2.759 1.4
CDC 7.178 7.165
1FY14 and FY15 levels are Program levels. FY15 NIH level includes Ebola funding. The levels also includes $150 million for Mandatory Type 1 Diabetes Research and $77.3 million for Interior Budget Authority.  
AHRQ request also includes an additional $106 million from the PCOR trust fund, which, if approved by Congress would bring the FY17 AHRQ budget to 469.7.
Levels in billions of dollars except for AHRQ

Latest Action: *Subcommittee mark-up; **Committee mark-up***Passed the Floor 

See also these reports on the FY17 budget request:

Reports on Congressional Consideration of FY17 budgets

  • 7/6/16: Friends of AHRQ says of the Draft House Labor HHS bill: "the bill rescinds $150 million from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund. As mandated by the Affordable Care Act, up to 20 percent of the amount in the PCOR Trust Fund shall be used to support research capacity building and dissemination activities and of this amount, 80 percent may be used by AHRQ and 20 percent may be used by the Secretary. AHRQ received approximately $90 million from the PCOR Trust Fund in FY 2016 in addition to its base discretionary budget. So a hit on the PCOR Trust Fund would have implications for AHRQ’s program level budget, as well as that of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The bill also prohibits the use of any discretionary funding to support patient-centered outcomes research, which would impact the portfolio of the National Institutes of Health, and it rescinds $7 billion from the Center on Medicare and Medicaid Innovation or CMMI."
  • Congress Stands by Science in Final Budget Deal, AIP FYI Science Policy, May 2.
  • How science fares in the U.S. budget deal, Science Insider, May 1.
  • Final FY17 Appropriations: National Science FoundationAIP FYI Science Policy, May 4.

For the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences the FY13, FY14, FY15, FY16 and FY17 Request numbers are

         FY13    FY14    FY15    FY16   FY17 request   $change   %change  
          DMS    $219.0 M  224.97   235.7  234.05 249.17 15.12 6.5

Updates(and sources):
  1. 2/9/16: NSF budget request; NIH number includes $1.8 billion in mandatory
  2. 4/25/16: NSF from Senate CJS bill report
  3. 5/17/16: House CJS Bill for NSF
  4. 6/9/16: AHRQ updated from Senate bill (p. 65)
  5. 7/6/16: Draft FY17 House LHHS bill 
  6. 5/1/17: Omnibus levels

See also:

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