NEI/NIH Funding

NEI/NIH Funding

Welcome to NAEVR's NIH/NEI Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 federal funding for the National Eye Institute (NEI), view recent Legislative Updates, learn more about NEI's accomplishments and priorities, read past NAEVR Congressional testimony, view summaries of past AEVR-sponsored Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill (featuring NEI-sponsored research) and read about the NAEVR advocacy and AEVR educational activities in the Contributor Reports.  You can also find information about special NIH-wide programs such as the Brain Initiative.

On May 28, the Biden Administration followed the April 9 release of its “skinny” discretionary budget request with the full Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, inclusive of discretionary and mandatory funding. On July 15, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2022 LHHS funding bill.

Congressional action in Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 to 2021 has increased NEI’s enacted budget to $835.7 million—19 percent more than its pre-sequester FY2012 funding level of $702 million—meaning that over nine fiscal years it has averaged a 2.1 percent increase as compared to the average biomedical inflation rate of 2.7 percent, resulting in a loss of purchasing power. In fact, NEI’s FY2021 purchasing power is less than that in FY2012.

Read NAEVR's updates on National Institutes of Health and National Eye Institute Funding

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Click here to read NAEVR's FY2022 NIH/NEI Funding Position Paper

Congs. DeGette, Upton Introduce Highly Anticipated 21st Century Cures 2.0 Bill

11/18/2021 - On November 17, House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee members Cong. Diana DeGette [D-CO, Chair of the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee] and Fred Upton [R-MI, Ranking Member of the Energy Sub… Read More

Senate Releases FY2022 LHHS Bill with NIH/NEI Funding Increases

11/02/2021 - On October 18, the Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats released nine of the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills and reports, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and… Read More

AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative Hosts Thyroid Eye Disease Congressional Briefing

11/01/2021 - Open PDF

NAEVR/AEVR Commend the NEI on the Release of its Strategic Plan Grounded in the Realities of Vision Challenges

10/31/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) On November 1, the National Eye Institute (NEI) released its Strategic Plan: Vision for the Future (2021-2025) which identifies opportunities for NEI to achieve its mission through… Read More

NAEVR Thanks Senate for NIH/NEI Funding Increases in FY2022 Bill, Urges Action to Finalize Appropriations

10/18/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released a statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee released nine of the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 a… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs, FY2022 Continuing Resolution

09/22/2021 - Update: On September 30, shortly before the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Congress passed, and President Biden signed, a FY2022 Continuing Resolution (CR). The CR (H.R. 5304, Extending Governme… Read More

House Passes Minibus FY2022 Spending Bill With NIH/NEI Funding Increases as Senate Stalls on Appropriations

07/29/2021 - On July 29 and before its recess, the House passed (along party lines) H.R. 4502, a seven-bill spending package led with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHH… Read More

NAEVR Comments on 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Draft

07/13/2021 - On July 13, NAEVR submitted comments to House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) who, on June 22, issued a press release and “Discussion Draft” for the pro… Read More

NAEVR Commends House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee for Proposed FY2022 NIH and NEI Increases

07/12/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released a statement after the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommitt… Read More

House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Marks Up its FY2022 Spending Bill

07/12/2021 - Update: On July 15, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2022 LHHS funding bill by a vote of 33-25 with two amendments made to the bill. The vote came after four hours of debate on … Read More

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