Major Changes in Budget Request
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget activity detail are briefly described below. Note that these highlights will not sum to the total change for the FY 2014 President’s Budget for NIEHS, which is $7.1 million above the FY 2012 Actual level, for a total of $691.3 million.
Fundamental Research (+$6.292 million; total $207.163 million): New grants in this program will potentially increase our mechanistic understanding of how environmental exposures affect the proteins and components of the genome involved in establishing and maintaining gene expression patterns.
Exposure Research (-$7.607 million; total $43.693 million): The decrease in this program is largely due to the completion of the Disease Investigation through Specialized Clinically-Oriented Ventures in Environmental Research (DISCOVER) program. Also, our previous investment in new tools for exposure assessment technology is reaching its planned termination
Translational Research and Special Populations (+$6.134 million; total $100.483 million): Additional funding in this program will be used to support a larger number of Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers, which are transdisciplinary programs examining the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being and encouraging strong links to translate findings between basic, applied, clinical and public health sciences to prevent disease and promote health in children. NIEHS is also devoting some additional resources to its program in Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change.