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President Biden Unveils 2025 Budget Request 

On Monday, March 11th, President Biden released his 2025 Budget.  The President’s request is in accordance with the 2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act’s mandatory topline limits on discretionary spending. Any additional funding would have to be passed in supplemental appropriations.

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NIMH Holds 2024 Winter Advisory Council Meeting

The National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) meets several times each year to advise the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Secretary of Health and Human Services …

Another Round of Continuing Resolutions

On January 18th, Congress passed another stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown.  This continuing resolution (CR) mirrors the previous one in that it divides the 12 appropriation bills into two groups with different deadlines.  Funding expires for Transportation, …

ARPA-H Launches HEROES Program

On January 9th, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) launched the HEalth care Rewards to Achieve Improved OutcomES (HEROES). The program seeks to increase preventative healthcare, reducing critical health problems. HEROES will target four illness areas: cardiovascular disease, …

ARPA–H Is Open for Business

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) celebrated its one-year anniversary with several big announcements, including its first call for research proposals with a broad agency announcement (BBA), the launch of the “ARPA-H Dash” competition, and the hiring of its first two program managers.

Biden’s FY24 Budget Prioritizes NSF and ARPA-H Funding

President Biden released a ‘skinny’ version of his budget on March 9, demonstrating the administration’s priorities. FABBS Executive Director had the opportunity to attend the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) budget release, which focused on NSF, NIST, and ARPA-H. FABBS commends the significant increase to the NSF budget, yet notes that the recommendation for NIH falls well short of the community request.
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