The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it is requesting $7.2 billion as part of the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget. This funding will allow the agency to continue to leverage new and emerging technologies, recruit and support a highly skilled workforce and adapt oversight to new production and business models. This is work that will have an immediate impact on food, tobacco and medical product safety in this country while also preparing the agency to address rapid innovation across the food and medical products fields. The request includes an increase of $372 million in budget authority — or 10% above the FY 2023 Enacted Level — and a $150 million increase in user fees.
“This year’s funding request builds on our accomplishments and lessons learned over the past year and adds new funding to continue modernizing the FDA and its capabilities for the future. We continue to deliver on a wide range of priorities and have strategically focused our request to ensure our program areas have the funding they need to operate with the highest success for the good of public health,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. “Our investments to strengthen medical product safety and availability, along with funding for vital oversight of tobacco products continue to be a central focus. The budget also provides a historic investment to strengthen the FDA’s food safety and nutrition capacity—especially for infants and young children, demonstrating the Administration’s ongoing commitment to these responsibilities. As always, our foremost focus is on the well-being of patients and consumers, and we look forward to continuing our work with Congress to help meet the critical public health challenges ahead.”
The FY 2024 request, which covers the period from Oct. 1, 2023, through Sept. 30, 2024, includes new efforts for high priority program areas.