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NIH and the Recovery Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the Recovery Act and the economic stimulus, provided the NIH with a total of $10.4 billion, available for two years through September 2010.

Below is a summary of the NIH’s plans:

  • $8.2 billion in support of scientific research priorities
  • 7.4 billion is transferred to the Institutes and Centers and Common Fund, of which the NHLBI will receive approximately 10%
  • $800 million to the Office of the Director (OD) including monies for NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research
  • $1 billion allocated to the National Center for Research Resources for renovations and repairs to facilities in research institutions
  • $300 million allocated to the National Center for Research Resources for shared instrumentation and other capital equipment
  • $500 million for NIH buildings and facilities
  • $400 million for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

To apply for most NIH grants, organizations must register at both and eRA Commons. Please visit Registration Requirements for Electronic Submission for more details. To learn more about NIH Funding through the Recovery Act, visit

Last Updated September 4,2009

Other Important Links

Information from the White House and President Obama

Recovery Information from Health and Human Services

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