URGENT ACTION: Contact Congress to ensure proper funding is restored for eroded COVID-19 research grants.
The U.S. Senate could act as early as this week to introduce a supplemental spending bill. Over the weekend, it was reported that the Trump Administration is against including emergency funding in the next supplemental spending bill for NIH and other federal health agencies. Among the ramifications if the Administration position holds: no funding to provide cost supplements to NIH grants reprogrammed or stalled by COVID-19, including continued expansion and enhancement of the RADx tech grant program. When grant-funded research can’t move forward, the medical progress these grants were meant to propel would be squandered, wasting time patients (and we are all patients) cannot afford. Your representatives in Congress can weigh in, championing NIH cost recovery funding on behalf of patients today and tomorrow. Please take action now!
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