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Appendix A: NIDCD Funding History

NIDCD Congressional Appropriations

Appropriated funds for the NIDCD increased dramatically in the first 15 years after the establishment of the Institute in FY 1989. Funding for the NIDCD has remained relatively constant since FY 2005. A notable decrease of approximately 5.2 percent occurred in FY 2013 with the government-wide sequestration, but the FY 2016 appropriation had an increase of 4.4 percent.

NIDCD Congressional Appropriations FY1989-FY2015 (non-ARRA*)

Figure 1: Annual Congressional Appropriations for the NIDCD.
*An additional $102.9 million was appropriated to the NIDCD for FY 2009 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Data compiled by the NIH Office of Budget (

Total NIDCD Obligated Funds

The NIDCD funds extramural and intramural research in hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.


Total NIDCD Extramural and IntramuralObligated Funds for FY 2015 by Program Area

Figure 2: Total NIDCD Extramural and Intramural Obligated Research Funding (excluding ARRA funding and research management and support) for FY 2016. (Data compiled by the NIDCD Financial Management Branch).

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Last Updated Date: 
January 27, 2017