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

AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative Hosts Fall 2021 Virtual Congressional Briefings on Key Vision Issues

10/06/2021 - RSVP for events to Dina Beaumont at 202-407-8325 or Wednesday, October 20 Congressional Briefing: Myopia: A Public Health Crisis Streamed 12 Noon – 1:00 pm Eastern Register: ht… 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

JAMA Ophthalmology Publishes AEVR Article Examining the Impact of COVID-19 Lab Closures on Early-Stage Investigators

07/07/2021 - On July 1, JAMA Ophthalmology published a written article based on AEVR’s September 2020 30-minute video conversation with 22 Emerging Vision Scientists (EVSs) about the impact of the COVID-19 pandem… Read More

House Appropriations Committee Adopts Subcommittee Allocations

06/29/2021 - On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee adopted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 302(b) allocations, which set the total funding amount for each of its 12 subcommittees. Each Subcommittee is allocate… Read More

21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Details Released

06/23/2021 - On June 22, House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) issued a press release and “Discussion Draft” for the proposed Cures 2.0 legislation that would update… Read More

NAEVR Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Regarding FY2022 NIH/NEI Funding, Research Recovery Funding

06/17/2021 - On June 17, NAEVR submitted written Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, following up on its May 19 Public Witne… Read More

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