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FY 2015 Congressional Justification
FY 2015 Budget
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
On this page:
- Organization Chart
- Appropriation Language
- Amounts Available for Obligation
- Budget Mechanism Table
- Major Changes in Budget Request
- Summary of Changes
- Budget Graphs
- Budget Authority by Activity
- Authorizing Legislation
- Appropriations History
- Justification of Budget Request
- Budget Authority by Object Class
- Salaries and Expenses
- Detail of Full-Time Equivalent Employment (FTE)
- Detail of Positions
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to deafness and other communication disorders, [$404,049,000]$403,933,000.
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|Source of Funding||FY 2013
|1. Excludes the following amounts for reimbursable activities carried out by this account:
FY 2013 - $2,566 FY 2014 - $2,500 FY 2015 - $2,500
|Type 1 Diabetes||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted appropriation||$394,546||$404,049||$403,933|
|FY 2013 Secretary's Transfer||-2,302||0||0|
|OAR HIV/AIDS Transfers||0||0||0|
|Comparative transfers to NLM for NCBI||-466||-556||0|
|National Children's Study Transfers||335||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted budget authority||$392,113||$403,493||$403,933|
|Unobligated balance, start of year||0||0||0|
|Unobligated balance, end of year||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted budget authority||$392,113||$403,493||$403,933|
|Unobligated balance lapsing||-39||0||0|
Major Changes in the Fiscal Year 2015 President's Budget Request
Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget activity 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 2015 President’s Budget request for NIDCD, which is $0.440 million more than the FY 2014 Enacted level, for a total of $403.933 million.
Research Project Grants (-$1.347 million; total $283.203 million):
NIDCD will support a total of 755 Research Project Grant (RPG) awards in FY 2015, a decrease of 11 awards.
Other Research (+$0.500 million; total $12.600 million):
Other Research-Other will increase by 1 award and by $0.500 million.
Research & Development Contracts (+$2.056 million; total $20.500 million):
Funds are included in R&D contracts to support trans-NIH initiatives, such as Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet).
|FY 2014 Enacted||$403,493|
|FY 2015 President's Budget||$403,933|
|Change from FY 2014|
|FTEs||Budget Authority||FTEs||Budget Authority|
|1. Intramural Research:|
|a. Annualization of January 2014 pay increase & benefits||$11,863||$29|
|b. January FY 2015 pay increase & benefits||11,863||87|
|c. Zero more days of pay (n/a for 2015)||11,863||0|
|d. Differences attributable to change in FTE||11,863||0|
|e. Payment for centrally furnished services||6,346||104|
|f. Increased cost of laboratory supplies, materials, other expenses, and non-recurring costs||19,011||0|
|2. Research Management and Support:|
|a. Annualization of January 2014 pay increase & benefits||$10,815||$27|
|b. January FY 2015 pay increase & benefits||10,815||80|
|c. Zero more days of pay (n/a for 2015)||10,815||0|
|d. Differences attributable to change in FTE||10,815||0|
|e. Payment for centrally furnished services||2,484||42|
|f. Increased cost of laboratory supplies, materials, other expenses, and non-recurring costs||6,642||0|
|CHANGES||2015 President's Budget||Change from FY 2014|
|1. Research Project Grants:|
|2. Research Centers||21||$18,100||0||$0|
|3. Other Research||69||12,600||1||500|
|4. Research Training||274||12,370||0||245|
|5. Research and Development Contracts||32||20,500||0||2,056|
|6. Intramural Research||68 FTEs||$37,220||0 FTEs||-$220|
|7. Research Management and Support||72 FTEs||19,940||0 FTEs||-149|
|9. Buildings and Facilities||0||0|
1 The amounts in the Change from FY 2014 column take into account funding reallocations, and therefore may not add to the net change reflected herein.
Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Graphs
History of Budget Authority and FTEs:
Distribution by Mechanism:
Change by Selected Mechanism:
|FY 2013 Actual||FY 2014 Enacted2||FY 2015 President's
1 Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|Hearing & Balance||$196,457||$201,943||$202,793||$850|
|Taste & Smell||53,616||55,113||55,345||232|
|Voice, Speech, & Language||85,866||88,263||88,635||372|
|Research Management & Support||74||$19,674||72||$19,940||72||$19,940||0||$0|
|Fiscal Year||Budget Estimate to Congress||House Allowance||Senate Allowance||Appropriation|
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Justification of Budget Request
Authorizing Legislation: Section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
|FY 2013 Actual||FY 2014 Enacted||FY 2015 President's Budget||FY 2015 +/-
Program funds are allocated as follows: Competitive Grants/Cooperative Agreements; Contracts; Direct Federal/Intramural and Other.
Approximately one in six Americans will experience a communication disorder to some degree in his or her lifetime. For those individuals, the basic components of communication (sensing, interpreting, and responding to people and things in our environment) can be challenging. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) manages a broad intramural and extramural portfolio of both basic and clinical research focused on human communication research and their associated disorders in three program areas: hearing and balance; taste and smell; and voice, speech, and language.
NIDCD Accomplishments. In October 2013, the NIDCD celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over the past 25 years, NIDCD-supported scientists have made astonishing advances in the NIDCD’s mission areas. Numerous discoveries have expanded our knowledge base and led to improved diagnosis, treatment, and technology for people with communication disorders. For example, the cochlear implant, one of the most groundbreaking biomedical achievements of the past 30 years, was developed as the result of NIDCD funding. Two researchers involved in this effort were the recipients of the 2013 Lasker~DeBakey Award in Clinical Medical Research for their work in the development of cochlear implants. Also, NIDCD’s research efforts provided the evidence base for statewide newborn and infant hearing screen programs, resulting in the screening of nearly all infants born in U.S. hospitals for hearing loss as of 2010, up from as few as one-tenth infants screened in 1993.
- Today’s Basic Science for Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs—Inner Ear Tip Link Regrowth1: Teams of NIDCD-supported intramural and extramural scientists are the first to show, in mice, a two-step process occurring during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links. Tip links are extracellular tethers that link stereocilia, the tiny sensory projections on inner ear hair cells that convert sound into electrical signals; however, tip links break easily with exposure to noise (e.g., after a loud blast of sound or a loud concert). Unlike hair cells, which do not regenerate in humans, tip links can repair themselves mostly, within a matter of hours. This new study elucidates how the tip links reassemble. The discovery offers a possible mechanism for potential interventions that could preserve hearing in people whose hearing loss is caused by genetic disorders related to tip link dysfunction.
- Precision Medicine—Odorant Receptor Variation2: Sometimes people avoid eating healthy vegetables, and many prefer to eat foods that are much less nutritious. Smell and taste interact to provide a sense of food flavor, and scientists hypothesize that individual variations in genes that help us detect smell may play a role in food selection. NIDCD-supported scientists recently identified a genetic variation that influences how a person responds to a grassy odor called C3HEX, which is given off by many fruits and vegetables. Their data demonstrate that slight changes in the gene for a receptor that detects this odor can make a person more or less responsive to C3HEX, and one change makes people unable to detect it at all. Understanding how odors and genes influence our food choices may lead to ways to change what we choose to eat. (For instance, as mentioned below, by the addition of volatile odors to foods to enhance their sweetness).
- Today’s Basic Science for Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs—Uncovering the Neurological Basis of Speech Motor Control3: NIDCD-supported scientists have for the first time identified how the brain coordinates movement of multiple articulators (for example, the lips, jaw, tongue, and larynx) involved in speech production. By directly recording electrical activity from the brains of individuals undergoing brain surgery, the scientists were able to develop a map of the brain that allowed them to observe how neural activity in the speech sensorimotor cortex works during speech production. This information has potential implications for developing computer-brain interfaces for artificial speech communication and for the treatment of speech disorders.
NIDCD Plans, Priorities, and Challenges for the Future. NIDCD continues its support of new and competing Research Project Grants from investigators who have innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. NIDCD’s research will also help inform the innovations supported through the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. Driven by compelling public health needs along with recent scientific progress, NIDCD prioritizes its research investment to identify the most promising opportunities for human communication research, including:
- Precision Medicine—Clinical Trials: NIDCD is funding three clinical trials to test safety and efficacy of new devices to treat balance disorders and tinnitus in individuals whose conditions do not respond to conventional treatment. The vestibular prosthesis aims to restore a sense of balance to persons who suffer chronic disorientation in space and related balance problems. Two devices for tinnitus take advantage of the brain’s plasticity to change how different parts of the brain communicate with each other, in order to alleviate awareness of and negative response to tinnitus. One device pairs auditory tones with stimulation of the vagus nerve in the neck to help the human brain decide what is worthy of attention and what is not, in an attempt to “re-train” the neurons to fire more appropriately. The other device is an electrode placed deep within brain auditory centers to block negative reactions to the phantom sounds, so the person can ignore them. NIDCD hopes these and other clinical trials will one day lead to new effective treatments for balance problems and tinnitus when conventional treatment does not help.
- Nurturing Talent and Innovation—National Mentoring Network to Enhance the Clinician-Investigator Workforce: NIDCD continues to place great emphasis on training and career development of scientists. There is a lack of appropriate research mentors available nationwide for developing clinicians, notably, otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists, into clinician-scientists. Because of this, the NIDCD launched a pilot program that established national mentoring networks to leverage senior scientific mentors and other mentoring resources to nurture clinically trained individuals at a junior career stage to build a research trajectory into their careers. These mentoring networks will strengthen the research workforce of clinician-scientists to facilitate translation of “bench to bedside” research on human communication disorders.
Overall Budget Policy:
The FY 2015 President’s Budget request for NIDCD is $403.933 million, an increase of $0.440 million or 0.1 percent above the FY 2014 Enacted level. NIDCD will continue to support new and early stage investigators, and will keep the number of competing Research Project Grants (RPG’s) approximately flat (reduction of 2). In FY 2015, NIDCD will support new investigators on R01 equivalent awards at success rates approximately equal to those of established investigators submitting new R01 equivalent applications. FY 2015 Noncompeting RPG’s will be funded at the full-committed level.
NIDCD allocates a portion of the funds available for competing RPG’s to High Program Priority (HPP) projects outside of the automatic pay line. NIDCD will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training in our three program areas: hearing and balance; taste and smell; and voice, speech and language sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Stipend rates for predoctoral trainees and fellows increase by 2 percent. Funds are included in R&D Contracts to support trans-NIH initiatives, such as the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet).
Program Descriptions and Accomplishments
Hearing and Balance Program: The NIDCD is pleased that the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Award in Clinical Medical Research was given to two NIDCD grantees for their contributions to the development of the modern cochlear implant, which is a small electronic device that provides a sense of sound to people who are profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as of December 2012, approximately 324,200 people worldwide have received implants. In the U.S., roughly 58,000 adults and 38,000 children have received them.
Hearing and balance disorders decrease quality of life. They also cross all ethnic and socioeconomic lines. Approximately 36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss4 and almost eight million adults report a chronic problem with balance5. In addition, two to three out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year have a detectable hearing loss6 that can affect their speech, language, social, and cognitive development. Accordingly, research projects within the NIDCD Hearing and Balance program encompass over half of NIDCD’s portfolio. The loss of hearing or balance also can impose significant social and economic burdens upon individuals, their families, and the communities in which they live. Millions of Americans experience a hearing or balance disorder at some point in their life, especially as young children or older adults. Common examples include middle ear infections (otitis media), noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, age‑related hearing loss, dizziness, and vertigo. To study normal and disordered functions of the auditory and vestibular systems, NIDCD employs a wide range of research approaches such as molecular genetics, cellular biology, biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, psychoacoustics, and structural and functional biology. NIDCD supports research that will lead to improved treatments for, and prevention of, hearing and balance disorders.
One particular area of interest is research on the affordability and accessibility of hearing health care. Only about one in five of those individuals who could benefit from a hearing aid wears one. In addition, effective hearing health care may allow continued participation in economic activities (work and leisure) into the older ages. For many reasons, the hearing health needs of the vast majority of adults with hearing loss are not being met. There is both urgency and opportunity to address these research needs. Based on recommendations from a NIDCD workshop on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss, the NIDCD is currently funding many new research initiatives that can be developed into models for improving hearing health care. In FY 2015, the NIDCD is continuing its support of many Funding Opportunity Announcements so it can expand its portfolio on hearing health care research, with the goal of developing research-based technologies that are affordable, effective, culturally acceptable, and accessible to those who need them.
Budget Policy: The 2015 President’s Budget for the Hearing and Balance program is $202.793 million, an increase of $0.850 million or 0.4 percent from the FY 2014 Enacted level. In FY 2015, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training on hearing and balance sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of hearing and balance sciences will be given funding priority.
Taste and Smell Program: Each year, more than 200,000 people visit a physician for chemosensory problems such as taste and smell disorders7. Many more taste and smell disorders go unreported. The NIDCD Taste and Smell program supports the study of the chemical senses, taste and smell, to enhance our understanding of how individuals communicate with their environment and how chemosensory disorders can be identified and treated. Taste and smell play important roles in preferences and aversions for aromas, specific foods, and flavors. By providing knowledge on food preferences, research on taste and smell may help increase our understanding of obesity and diabetes and help develop prevention and treatment strategies. Taste and smell preferences can also influence whether someone is willing to take a needed medication.
Serious health problems like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, malnutrition, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis are all accompanied or signaled by chemosensory problems. NIDCD-supported research on molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, brain imaging, and functional circuitry of the olfactory and gustatory systems is paving the way for improved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of chemosensory disorders. Research on how insects smell and how they target a host may also help us learn to prevent transmission of diseases such as malaria, which affects millions of people worldwide. For example, one current NIDCD-supported project is investigating how odors, temperature variation, and concentration gradients detected by mosquitos help determine the insects’ behavior when seeking out blood hosts. This information may help us develop noninvasive mosquito repellants and/or attractants. This application was submitted in response to the NIH/NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Budget Policy: The 2015 President’s Budget for the Taste and Smell program is $55.345 million, an increase of $0.232 million or 0.4 percent from the FY 2014 Enacted level. In FY 2015, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training on smell and taste sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of smell and taste sciences will be given funding priority.
Voice, Speech, and Language Program: Voice, speech, and language are tools that all individuals use to communicate or share thoughts, ideas, and emotions. However, approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have trouble using their voice8. By the first grade, roughly five percent of children have noticeable speech disorders9. Between six and eight million people in the U.S. have some form of language impairment10. The NIDCD Voice, Speech, and Language program continues to determine the nature, causes, and prevention of voice, speech, and language disorders. Disorders involving voice, speech, or language, as well as swallowing, can have an overwhelming effect on an individual’s health and quality of life; they affect people of all ages with or without hearing impairment, including children with autism and adults with aphasia or other speech disorders. Therefore, NIDCD continues its commitment to develop effective diagnostic and intervention strategies for people with voice, speech, or language impairments. For example, NIDCD is participating in an initiative to study the delayed effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a foundation for future studies to develop in vivo diagnostic tools related to voice, speech, and language disorders. In addition, NIDCD is supporting a unique public-private partnership that will create an open-access Information Commons of integrated clinical, imaging, proteomic, genomic, and outcome measurements to permit more precise TBI diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Lastly, NIDCD is participating in a joint initiative to develop and evaluate a sideline eye tracker test for a rapid, objective, and accurate assessment of sports-related concussion/mild TBI. This initiative will support eight projects administered by three ICs (NINDS, NICHD, and NIDCD). The funding for this initiative was made possible by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Inc., through a gift from the National Football League.
Budget Policy: The FY 2015 President’s Budget for the Voice, Speech, and Language program is $88.635 million, an increase of $0.372 million or 0.4 percent from the FY 2014 Enacted level. In FY 2015, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training on voice, speech, and language sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of voice, speech, and language sciences will be given funding priority.
Intramural Research Program: The NIDCD Intramural Research Program conducts basic and clinical research in human communication. Research projects include: the genetics of hearing, taste, and stuttering in human and mouse models; identifying genes, molecules, and mechanisms important for normal development and function of the inner ear and the auditory (hearing) nerve; observing normal and disordered communication in action by neuroimaging and computer modeling of brain function; describing how auditory nerve cells communicate, and discovering interventions to prevent or reverse hearing loss caused by genetic mutations, noise, or drugs. In the past year, NIDCD intramural scientists identified a gene associated with both noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. The gene, P2X2, appears to be crucial for life-long normal hearing and for protection from hearing loss caused by noise exposure. Another group of intramural scientists identified two inner ear proteins, called TMC1 and TMC2, which are critical for hearing. The proteins made from these genes form part of the ion channels that turn mechanical sound waves into electrical signals that, in turn, tell the brain that a sound has been detected. Mutations in these proteins may cause a type of delayed, progressive hearing loss.
The intramural program is also working to maintain a cadre of individuals who are well-trained in communications sciences. The NIDCD Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist Career Development Program is a mentored, junior faculty career development program within the NIDCD Intramural Research Program. During a two- to five-year period, the trainees design and implement a career development plan while conducting a translational research project in the scholarly and scientifically rigorous environment of the NIDCD Intramural program. Trainees have the opportunity to continue to use their surgical skills. NIDCD is also accepting its first batch of applications for the Robert Wenthold Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Communication Sciences. Named after the former NIDCD Scientific Director, this new Fellowship is designed to provide trainees with skills needed for success in a long-term independent research career in the multidisciplinary field of communication sciences. Trainees will be exposed to new scientific approaches and methodologies, with the opportunity for multidisciplinary training and structured mentoring. The goal of both training programs is to prepare researchers to compete for faculty positions at the NIH and other premier institutions around the world, and who will produce a body of work that substantially advances our understanding and clinical management of human communication disorders.
Budget Policy: The FY 2015 President’s Budget for the Intramural Research Program is $37.220 million, the same as the FY 2014 Enacted level. The NIDCD Intramural Research Program has been a leader in research on hereditary hearing impairment and has identified many genes whose mutation causes hearing loss. In FY 2015, NIDCD intramural scientists will continue their efforts in identifying mutation in genes, which impacts hearing, and identifying or studying additional genes involved in communication disorders in humans and animal models.
Research Management and Support (RMS) Program: NIDCD RMS activities provide administrative, budgetary, logistical, and scientific support in the review, award, and monitoring of research grants, training awards, and research and development contracts. RMS functions also include strategic planning, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute’s programs, regulatory compliance, international coordination, and liaison with other Federal agencies, Congress, and the public. The Institute currently oversees over 1,300 research grants, training awards, and R&D contracts.
In 2013, NIDCD celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special anniversary website that showcases a timeline of NIDCD milestones and scientific discoveries and an infographic describing the remarkable public health impact from NIDCD-supported research on newborn hearing detection and the benefits of early intervention. NIDCD’s efforts ultimately led to legislation supporting statewide newborn and infant hearing screen programs, resulting in the screening of nearly all infants born in U.S. hospitals for hearing loss as of 2010, up from as few as one-tenth infants screened in 1993. The NIDCD also published several articles in NIDCD’s mission areas of research (hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language) in the Fall 2013 issue of the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus magazine.
The NIDCD continues to expand its use of social media to disseminate evidence-based information and held its first Twitter chat on noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it. The chat featured experts from the NIDCD and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The NIDCD also hosted a tour of its clinical labs for congressional staffers and advocacy group members from the Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus. In addition, the NIDCD completed an evaluation of its five-year public education campaign to increase awareness in parents and pre-teens about noise-induced hearing loss, called It’s A Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing®. The evaluation shows that the campaign’s message and materials are useful and effective, and reach the campaign’s target audiences. The evaluation also highlights the need for more promotional tools to encourage healthy behaviors and efforts to reach a broader segment of the U.S. population.
Budget Policy: The FY 2015 President’s Budget for the RMS program is $19.940 million, the same as the FY 2014 Enacted level. NIDCD will continue to manage activities of the NIH Stem Cell Task Force.
|Total compensable workyears|
|Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours||0||0||0|
|Average ES salary||$173||$173||$0|
|Average GM/GS grade||12.7||12.8||0.1|
|Average GM/GS salary||$102||$103||$1|
|Average salary, grade established by act of July 1, 1944
(42 U.S.C. 207)
|Average salary of ungraded positions||$143||$143||$0|
|OBJECT CLASSES||FY 2014||FY 2015||FY 2015|
|11.1 Full-time permanent||$10,542||$10,681||$139|
|11.3 Other than full-time permanent||4,825||4,908||83|
|11.5 Other personnel compensation||146||149||3|
|11.7 Military personnel||97||100||3|
|11.8 Special personnel services payments||1,771||1,806||35|
|11.9 Subtotal Personnel Compensation||$17,381||$17,645||$264|
|12.1 Civilian Personnel Benefits||$4,809||$4,980||$171|
|12.2 Military personnel benefits||50||52||2|
|13.0 Benefits for former personnel||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Pay Costs||$22,240||$22,677||$437|
|21.0 Travel and transportation of persons||$292||$296||$5|
|22.0 Transportation of things||86||87||1|
|23.1 Rental payments to GSA||1||1||0|
|23.2 Rental payments to others||0||0||0|
|23.3 Communications, utilities and misc. charges||272||277||5|
|24.0 Printing and reproduction||0||0||0|
|25.1 Consulting services||$261||$265||$4|
|25.2 Other services||1,637||1,702||28|
|25.3 Purchase of goods and services from government accounts||$39,772||$40,409||$637|
|25.4 Operation and maintenance of facilities||$409||$418||$9|
|25.5 R&D contracts||4,618||4,396||-221|
|25.6 Medical care||399||418||19|
|25.7 Operation & maintenance of equipment||674||692||17|
|25.8 Subsistence & support of persons||0||0||0|
|25.0 Subtotal, Other Contractual Services||$47,805||$48,298||$493|
|26.0 Supplies & materials||$2,232||$2,270||$38|
|32.0 Land and structures||0||0||0|
|33.0 Investments and loans||0||0||0|
|41.0 Grants, subsidies and contributions||326,875||326,273||-602|
|42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities||0||0||0|
|43.0 Interest & dividends||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Non-Pay Costs||$381,253||$381,256||$3|
|Total Budget Authority by Object Class||$403,493||$403,933||$440|
1. Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|OBJECT CLASSES||FY 2014 Enacted||FY 2015
|Full-time permanent (11.1)||$10,542||$10,681||$139|
|Other than full-time permanent (11.3)||4,825||4,908||83|
|Other personnel compensation (11.5)||146||149||3|
|Military personnel (11.7)||97||100||3|
|Special personnel services payments (11.8)||1,771||1,806||35|
|Subtotal Personnel Compensation (11.9)||$17,381||$17,645||$264|
|Civilian personnel benefits (12.1)||$4,809||$4,980||$171|
|Military personnel benefits (12.2)||50||52||2|
|Benefits to former personnel (13.0)||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Pay Costs||$22,240||$22,677||$437|
|Travel & Transportation of Persons (21.0)||$292||$296||$5|
|Transportation of things (22.0)||86||87||1|
|Rental payments to others (23.2)||0||0||0|
|Communications, utilities and miscellaneous charges (23.3)||272||277||5|
|Printing and reproduction (24.0)||0||0||0|
|Other Contractual Services:|
|Consulting Services (25.1)||261||265||4|
|Other services (25.2)||1,673||1,702||28|
|Purchases from government accounts (25.3)||25,272||24,185||-1,087|
|Operation and maintenance of facilities (25.4)||409||418||9|
|Operation and maintenance of equipment (25.7)||674||692||17|
|Subsistence and support of persons (25.8)||0||0||0|
|Subtotal Other Contractual Services||$28,288||$27,261||-$1,028|
|Supplies and materials (26.0)||$2,232||$2,270||$38|
|Subtotal, Non-Pay Costs||$31,170||$30,191||-$979|
|Total, Administrative Costs||$53,410||$52,868||-$542|
|OFFICE/DIVISION||FY 2013 Actual||FY 2014 Est.||FY 2015 Est.|
|Division of Extramural Activities|
|Division of Intramural Research Program|
|Division of Scientific Programs||66|
|Office of Administration|
|Office of the Director|
|Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.|
|FTEs supported by funds from Cooperative Research and Development Agreements.||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Fiscal Year||Average GS Grade|
|GRADE||FY 2013 Actual||FY 2014 Enacted||FY 2015 President's Budget|
|Total, ES Positions||1||1||1|
|Total, ES Salary||164,830||173,152||173,152|
|Grades established by Act of July 1, 1944 (42 U.S.C. 207):||0||0||0|
|Assistant Surgeon General||0||0||0|
|Senior Assistant Grade||0||0||0|
|Total permanent positions||105||105||105|
|Total positions, end of year||162||162||162|
|Total full-time equivalent (FTE) employment, end of year||140||140||140|
|Average ES salary||164,830||173,152||173,152|
|Average GM/GS grade||12.6||12.7||12.8|
|Average GM/GS salary||100,862||101,871||102,889|
|Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.|
4. Based on NCHS/NHIS data for 2007.
5. Based on prevalences from the 1994–95 Disability Supplement to the NHIS and current US population estimates.
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Identifying infants with hearing loss - United States, 1999-2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 59(8): 220-223. Gaffney M, Green DR, Gaffney C. Newborn hearing screening and follow-up: are children receiving recommended services? Public Health Rep. 125(2): 199-207, 2010.
9. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children, Shriberg LD, Tomblin JB, McSweeny JL. Prevalence of speech delay in 6-Year-old children and comorbidity with language impairment. J Speech Lang Hear Res 42: 1461-1481, 1999.
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