The $2 trillion economic stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136), in response to the COVID-19 outbreak provides an additional $945 million for NIH, targeted to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
Specifically, the bill states:
National Library of Medicine
"For an additional amount for “National Library of Medicine”, $10,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2024, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985."
The legislation also provides additional funding to the following agencies for the purposes of preventing, preparing for, and responding to coronavirus domestically or internationally:
- National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: $36,000,000
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: $103,400,000
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: $706,000,000, and
- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: $60,000,000