NIH Appropriation Text in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R.1)

Update: Please read the more recent conference report language. National Institutes of Health

national center for research resources

For an additional amount for `National Center for Research Resources’, $300,000,000, which shall be available through September 30, 2010, for shared instrumentation and other capital research equipment.

office of the director

(including transfer of funds)

For an additional amount for `Office of the Director’, $2,700,000,000, which shall be available through September 30, 2010: Provided, That $1,350,000,000 shall be transferred to the Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health and to the Common Fund established under section 402A(c)(1) of the Public Health Service Act in proportion to the appropriations otherwise made to such Institutes, Centers, and Common Fund for fiscal year 2009: Provided further, That these funds shall be used to support additional scientific research and shall be merged with and be available for the same purposes as the appropriation or fund to which transferred: Provided further, That this transfer authority is in addition to any other transfer authority available to the National Institutes of Health: Provided further, That none of these funds may be transferred to `National Institutes of Health–Buildings and Facilities’, the Center for Scientific Review, the Center for Information Technology, the Clinical Center, the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, or the Office of the Director (except for the transfer to the Common Fund).

The additional amount available for `Office of the Director’ in the previous sentence shall be increased by $6,500,000,000: Provided, That a total of $7,850,000,000 shall be transferred pursuant to such sentence: Provided further, That any amounts in this sentence shall be designated as an emergency requirement and necessary to meet emergency needs pursuant to section 204(a) of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress) and section 301(b)(2) of S. Con. Res. 70 (110th Congress), the concurrent resolutions on the budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

buildings and facilities

For an additional amount for `Buildings and Facilities’, $500,000,000, which shall be available through September 30, 2010, to fund high-priority repair, construction and improvement projects for National Institutes of Health facilities on the Bethesda, Maryland campus and other agency locations.

(search for H.R.1 to check other agency appropriations … a lot of money to spend in less time than it takes to gestate a human)



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  3. D said

    Woof. That is a lot of money to spend fast. Get those innovative paradigm breaking ideas on paper. I am guessing a lot of challenge grants and supplements. If there is a quad laser-confocal-super luminous-extra super cool-microscope you have always wanted now is the time to get it.


    Start reading here for more on those challenge grants

  4. writedit said

    AAMC has posted a summary of the final conference agreement text:

    National Institutes of Health: The conference agreement provides $10 billion for NIH. Of this amount, $8.2 billion is appropriated to the Office of the Director, with $7.4 billion designated for transfer to the Institutes, Centers, and Common Fund. The conference agreement adopts the Senate guidance that, to the extent possible, the $800 million retained in the Office of the Director “shall be used for purposes that can be completed within two years, with priority placed on short-term grants that focus on specific scientific challenges, new research that expands the scope of ongoing projects, and research on public and international health priorities.” The conferees also included legislative language that excludes the NIH funds in the recovery package from the set-aside requirements of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

    The conference agreement also provides $1.3 billion for the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), with $1 billion for “competitive awards for the construction and renovation of extramural research facilities” and $300 million for “shared instrumentation and other capital equipment.” The conference agreement includes a House proposal to waive non-Federal match requirements for extramural facilities and a statement that the conferees “expect NCRR will give priority to those applications that are expected to generate demonstrable energy-saving or beneficial environmental effects.” In addition, the conference agreement also provides $500 million for the Buildings and Facilities account to be used for construction and renovation of NIH intramural buildings.

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The conference agreement provides $700 million to AHRQ for comparative effectiveness research; of that funding, $400 million is to be transferred to the NIH Institutes, Centers, and the Common Fund, to conduct or support comparative effectiveness research. Additionally, $400 million is provided to support comparative effectiveness research at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    Health Professions: The conference agreement provides $500 million to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health professions workforce development through scholarships, loan repayment, and grants to training programs for equipment. An accompanying explanatory statement allocates $300 million of this funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), with $75 million to remain available through Sept. 30, 2011, for “extending service contracts and the recapture and reallocation of funds in the event that a participant fails to fulfill his or her term of service.” The conference agreement also designates 20 percent of NHSC funds for field operations.

    The remainder of the HRSA health professions funding is to be allocated to “all the disciplines trained through the primary care medicine and dentistry program, the public health and preventive medicine program, the scholarship and loan repayment program, the scholarship and loan repayment programs authorized in Title VII (Health Professions) and Title VIII (Nurse Training) of the PHS Act, and grants to training programs for equipment.” Additionally, funds may be used to coordinate cross-state telemedicine activities.

    National Science Foundation: The conference agreement provides $2.5 billion for research and related activities at the NSF, including $300 million for the major research instrumentation program and $200 million for academic research facilities modernization.

    Department of Energy’s Office of Science: The conference agreement provides $1.6 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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