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


FY 2023 Budget Update

The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 was released Monday, March 28, 2022. See below for the suggested funding levels by department and program.

Key Elements of the President's Budget

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $12.05 billion for Pandemic Preparedness. The Biden Administration requested $5 billion for the new Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H). However, they chose to place ARPA-H within the NIH rather than creating an independent Agency.
  • 2 CDC programs of note would be funded under Pandemic Preparedness: the Domestic and Global Threat Detection at just over $5 billion and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at $1 billion.
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) would be allocated an overall $10.5 billion in the President’s budget while the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science would receive $7.8 billion.
  • Note: In the wake of COVID-19, there were multiple supplemental funding bills enacted to provide additional, emergency funding in FY 2021 and beyond. These funds primarily have been directed to the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), CDC and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

National Institutes of Health
 
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
National Institutes of Health $44.9 billion $49 billion $47.5 billion    
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) $6.32 billion $6.27 billion $6.64 billion    

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
CDC Overall Budget $8.5 billion $10.67 billion $10.5 billion    
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease     $693 million $703 million $799 million    
Immunization and Respiratory Disease $868 million $1.25 billion $1.08 billion    
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STI and TB Prevention     $1.35 billion $1.47 billion $1.46 million    
Global Health     $647 million $748 million $758 million    
Public Health Preparedness $862 million $842 million $882 million    

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National Science Foundation
 
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
National Science Foundation $8.84 billion $10.5 billion $9.63 billion    

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Food and Drug Administration
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL  FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
FDA (budget authority) $3.3 billion $3.72 billion $3.64 billion    

Department of Agriculture
                               
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
National Institute of Food and Agriculture $1.64 billion $1.82 billion $1.77 billion    
Agricultural Research Service $1.76 billion $1.86 million $1.74 billion    

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Department of Energy
                               
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
DOE Office of Science $7.47 billion $7.8 billion $8 billion    

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Other Agencies and Programs
AGENCY/PROGRAM FY22 ACTUAL FY23 PRES. PROPOSAL HOUSE FY23 SENATE FY23 FY23 ACTUAL
HHS: Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) $3.20 billion $3.82 billion $3.7 billion    
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) $745 million $828 million $845 million    
Office of Science, Technology and Policy (OSTP) $6.65 million $7.96 million $7.96 million    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research Office $599 million $666 million $699 million    
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) $1.39 billion $1.71 billion      
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Science and Technology $750 million $863 million      
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Directorate $7.6 billion $7.99 billion      

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