The National Limb Loss Resource Center will receive a $200,000 increase to its budget for 2023 after passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Congress passed the $1.7 trillion spending package and President Joe Biden signed it late last year.
The NLLRC budget for this year is $4.2 million through the Administration for Community Living, part of the Health and Human Services Department.
“This is the outcome that we were working towards,” said Ashlie White, the Amputee Coalition’s chief programs officer. “This is how we secure the government funding for the ACL, which in turn funds the Amputee Coalition.”
Other items included in the package could impact the work of or lead to additional opportunities for funding for the Amputee Coalition.
- The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research will receive an increase of $2.5 million, for a total budget of $119 million in FY 2023. NIDILRR funds the model systems of care, for which the Amputee Coalition has requested consideration for development of limb loss model systems.
- The National Institutes of Health will receive an increase of $2.5 billion, for a total budget of $47.5 billion in FY 2023. Each institute and center will receive at least a 3.8% increase over FY 2022 funding levels. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will receive an increase of $66 million for a total budget of $1.75 billion in FY 2023. This is where much of the research for the limb loss and limb difference population is conducted.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will receive an increase of $760 million, for a total budget of $9.2 billion in FY 2023.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will receive a total of $228.6 million for healthcare costs, quality, and outcomes research.