Academy Tracking Appropriations for FY20
With the President releasing his FY 2020 budget, the Academy is engaged on ensuring that key programs and agencies are sufficiently funded for the coming year. The Academy’s government relations department will engage with key members of Congress on funding priorities:
- President Trump’s FY 2020 budget proposed a significant 12 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is assumed that the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD) would see a similar cut in spending. NIH is the leading biomedical research entity in the world. NIH-funded research supports nearly 50,000 competitive research grants and 300,000 scientists and research personnel at more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions across the nation.
- Additionally, the President’s budget also proposes a $1 billion cut for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a $1.2 billion cut to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These are the two principal agencies that fund the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Act. Ensuring that the EHDI program is fully funded will be critical as Congress goes through the budgetary process.