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Reach Out to Congress

Take Action in Support of NIH Funding in FY 2025

On March 11, President Biden released his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2025. The proposal includes $48.3 billion in discretionary funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) base budget, which would represent an $871.5 million (1.8 percent) increase over the comparable FY 2023 funding level. (Note that because Congress has not yet established the final discretionary funding levels for the fiscal year 2024, the President’s budget request compares discretionary funding to FY 2023 levels.) Additionally, the budget proposes $1.5 billion in mandatory funding for the Cancer Moonshot, $2.7 billion in mandatory funding for biodefense research, and $1.5 billion, the same level as in FY 2023, for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).

ASH has joined with hundreds of patient groups, scientific societies, research institutions, health professionals, educators, and industry organizations to recommend a program level of at least $51.3 billion for the NIH’s base budget in FY 2025 and to stress that any funding for ARPA-H, or for other targeted programs, supplement the recommendation for NIH’s base budget.

As Congress begins work on assembling bills to provide funding for NIH and other important research and public health programs, lawmakers need to hear from constituents about the impact that research funding has on hematology. Please take a moment to enter your information below to quickly send a message to Congress urging support for increased NIH funding in FY 2025.