Funding for Nursing Education and Research

The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 ((H.R. 6157, Public Law No: 115-245), signed into law on September 28, 2018, funds the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education through September 30, 2019. This FY 2019 “minibus” spending package provided level funding, $249.472 million, for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $162.992 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research.

What Can You Do to Support Healthcare, Research, and Education?
Join AACN’s Grassroots Network by visiting our Connect with Congress page. On this page, you can sign up to become a member so that you will receive calls to action, including those urging Congress to protect funding. You can also find your elected officials.
Title VIII's Community Impact: A StoryMap

AACN is relaying to Congress the ground-level community impact of Title VIII programs. View our story map of community profiles from across the nation.

Below highlights AACN’s work to protect and enhance federal programs through the appropriations funding process:

May 11, 2017
American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National League for Nursing Oppose Cuts to Nursing in President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal
Reacting to President Trump's proposed budget, the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) expressed the associations' alarm at the negative impact that certain elements of the budget will have on the nursing workforce and the nation's access to high-quality nursing care. Read more.

March 16, 2017
AACN Strongly Opposes President's 2018 Budget Blueprint
President Trump released his FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The budget proposes wide sweeping and devastating cuts to programs that ensure health across the nation. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) strongly opposes these cuts and warns both the Administration and Congress that decreasing federal dollars by this magnitude will threaten the lives and livelihood of millions of Americans. Read more.

AACN and Partnering Coalitions Protect Funding for Health, Research, and Higher Education
FY 2020 Funding Chart for AACN Programs of Interest

 

FY 2020 Dear Colleague Letters

 

AACN Requests for FY 2020

 

 

Appropriations Archive