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The fiscal year 1985 budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has traveled and retraveled a tortuous path between Congress and the White House, was finalized Aug. 16 when President Reagan signed the supplemental appropriations bill. The bill gave the final word on how much NIH can allocate in FY '82, which ends Sept. 30.

The FY '85 problems began with the President's FY 1986 budget (SN: 2/9/85, p, 85). That budget moved $238 million from NIH's already approved FY '85 budget into 1986 and 1987, an action that did not please Congress. The FY '85 budget provided NIH with enough money to fund about 6,500 grants; the President's "forward funding" plan would have left only enough for about 5,000. While Congress and the administration were grappling over the FY '85 dollars, NIH was able to okay only 5,000 grants.

The Aug. 16 bill approved a 6,200-grant limit, and the NIH began approving another 1,200 grants, a process it plans to complete before the end of the fiscal year. The extra $10 million for the 300 initially approved but eventually unfunded grants will go into NIH's FY '86 budget, an NIH spokesperson says.
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Title Annotation:National Institutes of Health budget
Publication:Science News
Date:Sep 7, 1985
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