Friends of NIA submitted it’s request letter to the House Appropriations Committee on March 23, 2020.

The letter attached below, requests asks that federal resources be dedicated to sustain and enhance the timely and promising aging research at NIA and across the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Specifically, FoNIA requests:  

  • $44.7 billion – a $3 billion increase –  in FY 2021 for total spending at NIH, which aligns with the overall recommendation of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research; 
  • Within this amount, an increase of least $500 million specifically dedicated to support cross-Institute aging research at the NIH, including but not limited to biomedical, behavioral and social sciences aging research;
  • A minimum increase of $354 million specific to research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The NIA is the primary federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research.