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Major Changes in Budget Request

Fiscal Year 2013 Superfund Budget


Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget program detail are briefly described below.  Note that there may be overlap between budget mechanism and activity detail and these highlights will not sum to the total change for the FY 2013 President’s budget request for NIEHS Superfund, which is the same as the FY 2012 Enacted level, for a total of $78.928 million.


Other Research Grants ($0.525 million; total $26.840 million):  NIEHS will support a total of 22 Other Research awards in FY 2013.  The Superfund Research Program (SRP) will begin a new program to train professionals in exposure science and remediation health and safety, emphasizing chemical, physical, and biological emerging green technologies.


Research and Development Contracts (-$1.056 million):  An interagency agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is currently being used to fund SRP training grants.  In FY 2013, a new training program, which better reflects the interdisciplinary and technology-driven structure of the SRP, will fund training through Other Research awards.