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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published June 02, 2021

President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Released

Last week, President Biden released the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget, which proposes a 16% increase to non-defense discretionary programs, including additional resources to essential programs under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education. Several key funding priorities important to academic nursing include:

  • $267.972 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, a $3.5 million increase over FY 2021;
  • $51.953 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which includes $199.755 million for the National lnstitute of Nursing Research, a $24.819 million dollar increase over FY 2021; and
  • $102.8 million for the U.S. Department of Education.

As the appropriations and budgetary process continues, AACN remains committed to working with Congress to help ensure a final budget that provides appropriate funding for nursing workforce, research, and education programs. Click here for a more comprehensive funding chart of academic nursing priorties.

Up $267.972 Million; Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, this is a 3.5 million or 1.31% increase over FY 2021 funding levels. Up $51.953 billion; National Institutes of Health, this is a 9.017 billion or 17.35% increase over FY 2021 funding levels. Up $199.755 million; National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), this is a 24.819 million or 12.41% increase over FY 2021 funding levels.

Honor Heroic World War II Nurses: Ask your Members of Congress to Cosponsor and Pass the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act Today!

Earlier this year, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (H.R. 2568/S.1220). This bipartisan legislation recognizes and honors nearly 120,000 Cadet Nurses who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provides them with honorable veteran status, a service medal, a burial plaque or grave marker, and other privileges. 

To move this legislation forward, we need your help! Take Action Today by sending a message to your Representative and Senators, urging them to cosponsor and pass the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (H.R. 2568/S.1220)

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