Similar to its request of the U.S. House of Representatives, Friends of NIA submitted a request to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies in April.
Specifically, FoNIA requests:
- no less than $50.924 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2024 for base spending at NIH for current institutes and operations, which corresponds with the overall recommendation of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research;
- we ask that NIA, as a component of the NIH, receive a commensurate funding increase (7.3 percent over the FY 23 levels) in FY 2024;
- continued funding to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at NIH. However, investment in ARPA-H should not come at the cost of the existing NIH institutes and centers conducting and supporting research on aging;
- a minimum increase of $321 million above the final enacted amount for FY 2023 specific to research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). NIA is the primary federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research.
A copy of the letter is attached.