Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Provides Billions in Additional Funding to NIH and CDC

Published 4-5-2020

A $2.2 trillion stimulus package will support the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) will be available to the agencies through September of 2024. The CDC will receive $4.3 billion in new funding, which includes $1.5 billion for joint initiatives with state and local governments. The NIH has been allocated $945.4 million, which will be directed to:

  • The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - $706 million.
  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - $103.4 million.
  • The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering - $60 million.
  • The National Library of Medicine - $10 million.
  • The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences - $36 million.
  • The Office of the Director of the NIH - $30 million.