Federal Science and Public Health Funding Page

Feb. 16, 2022

In the U.S., federal funding fuels the research that drives discovery, spurs innovation and improves the health of animals, humans, the environment and the economy. Given the diverse nature of microbiology, a number of federal agencies fund these efforts. ASM works to ensure robust, sustained funding for microbiology research across a host of federal agencies. Learn more about how the appropriations process works.

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The Appropriations Process

Graphic of the Appropriations Process
Source: National Science Foundation

The annual appropriations process formally kicks off each year with the release of the President’s budget request to Congress. President Biden sent his Fiscal Year 2024 proposal to Congress on March 9, 2023. The presidential proposal marks the beginning of a multi-month process of finalizing and approving the Federal budget. Learn more about the proposed funding for multiple Federal science agencies:


National Institutes of Health
 
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23
ACTUAL
FY24 PRES. PROPOSAL FY24
SENATE
FY24 HOUSE
National Institutes of Health $44.9 billion $47.9 billion $48.2 billion $49.2 billion $45.1 billion
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) $6.32 billion $6.56 billion $6.5 billion $6.5 billion $5 billion

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23
ACTUAL
FY24 PRES. PROPOSAL FY24
SENATE
FY24 HOUSE
CDC Overall Budget $8.5 billion $9.2 billion $11.6 billion $9.19 billion $7.59 billion
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease     $693 million $750 million $846 million $750 million $760 million
Immunization and Respiratory Disease $868 million $919 million $1.25 billion $919 million $919 million
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STI and TB Prevention     $1.35 billion $1.39 billion $1.54 million $1.39 billion $1.17 billion
Global Health     $647 million $692 million $765 million $692 million $370 million
Public Health Preparedness $862 million $883 million $943 million $898 million $735 million

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National Science Foundation
 
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 ACTUAL FY24 PRES.
PROPOSAL
FY24
SENATE

FY24
HOUSE

National Science Foundation $8.84 billion $9.5 billion $11.3 billion $9.5 billion $9.6 billion


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Food and Drug Administration
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL  FY23 ACTUAL FY24 PRES.
PROPOSAL
FY24
SENATE
FY24
HOUSE
FDA (budget authority) $3.3 billion $3.53 billion $4 billion $3.56 billion $3.5 billion

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Department of Agriculture
                               
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 ACTUAL

FY24 PRES.
PROPOSAL

FY24
SENATE
FY24 HOUSE
National Institute of Food and Agriculture $1.64 billion $1.7 billion $1.9 billion $1.6 billion $1.6 billion
Agricultural Research Service $1.76 billion $1.8 million $1.9 billion $1.7 billion $1.7 billion
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative $445 million $455 million $550 million $455 million $460 million

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Department of Energy
                               
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 ACTUAL FY24 PRES. PROPOSAL FY24
SENATE
FY24 HOUSE
DOE Office of Science $7.47 billion $8.1 billion $8.8 billion $8.43 billion $8.1 billion

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Other Agencies and Programs
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 ACTUAL FY24 PRES.
PROPOSAL
FY24
SENATE
FY24 HOUSE
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) $745 million $950 million $1.01 billion $970 million $1.1 billion
Office of Science, Technology and Policy (OSTP) $6.65 million $7.96 million

$8.19 million

$7.96 million $5.54 million
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research Office $599 million $661 million $678 million $661 million $597 million
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) $1.39 billion $1.49 billion $1.78 billion $1.51 billion $1.34 billion
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Science and Technology $750 million $802 million $967 million $795 million $560 million
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Directorate $7.6 billion $7.79 billion $8.26 billion $7.3 billion $7.3 billion

This section will be updated as the appropriations process progresses.


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