FY21 NIH, NSF, and AHRQ Budget Developments

By Steve Pierson posted 02-07-2020 15:54


The Trump Administration is expected to release its FY21 budget request on February 10, 2020. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY21 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. See also AAAS initial summary.

​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, FY21 Statistical Agency Budget DevelopmentsFY20 Budget Brings Increases for NIH, Select Statistical Agencies


     FY12 FY13  FY14    FY15   FY16  FY17  FY18  FY19  FY20     Request    % increase
(vs. FY20)
 House   Senate   Conference  % change 


  NIH     30.623     29.300    30.0701  30.3111   32.3111  34.229 37.084 39.084 41.684  38.694 -7.2 47.000 43.684 42.934 3.0
   AHRQ   $381 million  371 371 363.7  334  324 334 338 338 256.62 -24 342.9 256.67 338 0


NSF 7.033  6.884 7.172   7.344   7.463  7.472 7.767 8.075 8.278 7.741 -6.5 8.550 8.478 8.487 2.5

1FY14, FY15, FY16, FY17, & FY19 request 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.  The FY19 request includes funding for three agencies, including AHRQ, that are proposed to be absorbed into NIH. 
2The FY21 request again recommends consolidating AHRQ into NIH as part of the National Institute for Research on Safety and Quality (NIRSQ). The proposed budget for NIRSQ in FY21 is $355.1 million, including $98.5 million for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF). The PCORTF funds are not included in the level reported in the table. 
Latest Action: *Subcommittee mark-up; **Committee mark-up; ***Passed the Floor 

For the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences the FY13-FY20 and FY21 Request numbers are

         FY13    FY14    FY15    FY16   FY17  FY18  FY19   FY20   FY21   $change   %change  
          DMS    $219.0 M  224.97   235.7  233.95 233.5 237.7  237.0  214.79

 Updates (and sources):

  1.  2/10/20: NSF FY21 Budget Request
  2. NIH: https://officeofbudget.od.nih.gov/pdfs/FY21/br/1-OverviewVolumeSingleFile-toPrint.pdf?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=adhoc&utm_content=newsletter
  3. 7/7/20: NIH and AHRQ House LaborH press release
  4. 7/7/20: NSF House CJS press release
  5. 11/10: AHRQ and NIH, Senate draft language
  6. 11/10: NSF, Senate draft language
  7. 12/21: NIH and AHRQ omnibus
  8. 12/21: NSF omnibus 

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