The NIEHS receives its funding through an annual Congressional appropriation. The Office of Science Policy supports the NIEHS director and staff in defining and interpreting programs and research of the Institute to Congress, as well as to the public, scientific, and public health communities. This office further serves as a liaison between Congressional staff and various government, health, and science agencies and organizations to help ensure NIEHS accessibility by and responsiveness to the U.S. public.
The following links access information relevant to legislation affecting NIEHS supported research and activities, NIEHS budget and spending, and public testimony by NIEHS staff.
Links to information on proposed or pending legislation relevant to NIEHS supported research and activities including bill summaries, status, and analysis:
Congressional Justifications and Statements
Each year, congressional subcommittees conduct hearings on the accomplishments and needs of the NIEHS before its budget request is approved by Congress. The NIEHS budget supports extensive extramural research and a dynamic intramural research program including clinical research in the effects of the environment on disease. In addition, NIEHS funds education and training opportunities to foster the development of the next generation of environmental scientists.
Funding Granted: (http://devtools.niehs.nih.gov/portfolio/sc/states.cfm)NIEHS Extramural Research Portfolio, including the Superfund Basic Research Program, searchable by state.
Public Laws: (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/congress/publiclaws.cfm) full text of federal laws relevant to environmental health sciences research, public health, and occupational health.
Strategic Plan: (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/director/strategicplan/index.cfm) New Frontiers in Environmental Sciences and Human Health: the 2006–2011 NIEHS Strategic Plan.