The Nursing Community's Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations request is $244 million in funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The president's FY 2017 budget proposal funded Title VIII programs at $229.472 million, the same level as FY 2016. The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved this level of funding in their FY 2017 Appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED). 

The Senate Appropriations Committee recommended an increase of $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health for a total of $34 billion to address the priorities of the Precision Medicine Initiative, Alzheimer’s disease research and the BRAIN initiative to map the human brain. The NINR is recommended to receive $152 million, which is a $5.48 million increase over FY 2016.

The House has yet to act on the LHHS-ED Appropriation. View the report (pg. 25 includes Title VIII programs; page 55 includes NINR). 

House Title VIII Program Funding 

  • Advanced Education Nursing: $64,581,000
  • Nursing Workforce Diversity: $15,343,000
  • Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program: $83,135,000
  • Nurse Education, Practice, and Retention: $39,913,000
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program: $26,500,000

House NIH/NINR Funding

The House recommends $33.334 Billion for NIH ($1.25 billion above FY 2016) and $150.008 million (an increase of $3.52 million over FY 2016) for NINR.