The above letter was signed by over 30 national organizations regarding the potential impact of budget sequestration on the National Institute on Aging and aging research. The list of the members of Congress who received the letter is posted on the last page.
The above letter was signed by over 20 organizations belonging to the Friends of NIA (FoNIA), asking the Administration to support a $300 million funding increase in Fiscal Year 2014.
Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on September 17, 2010 at 2:51pm
Dear Friends of the National Institute on Aging (FoNIA) Member,
In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the Alliance for Aging Research, representatives from the Friends of the National Institute on Aging plan to meet with staff at OMB later this month regarding FY2012 funding for the NIA. This year we decided that moving forward with a strong and unified “ask” would be beneficial to our collective efforts, especially if our coalitions – and the individual organizations comprising them – sign on to a letter to President Obama communicating the rationale for the ask. With an estimated payline of just 8% for NIA grants in 2010, it’s time for all of our organizations to stand together to ask for a more robust investment in the NIA and the cutting-edge research it supports.
If your organization would like more information about the letter and how to sign on, please email me at [email protected] before COB Friday, September 24th. Your support is essential to making this effort a success.
Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Chair, Friends of the National Institute on Aging
Director, The National Collaborative on Aging
Assistant Professor, The George Washington University School of Nursing
email: [email protected]