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New spending bill increases funding for NIDCR, HRSA

September 28, 2018

Washington — President Donald J. Trump on Sept. 28 signed a  $854 billion spending bill that will keep the government running through Dec. 7.

The bill — HR 6157 — would provide $674 billion in defense appropriations and $180 billion for various Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education programs, including nearly $462 million for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research — a $14 million increase from 2018.

The bill also allocates $12 million each for the Health Resources and Services Administration's Title VII General and Pediatric dental residencies — an increase of $4 million.

Other funding items of note include:

  • $19 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • $39.3 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration's Area Health Education Centers—a $1 million increase.
  • $14.2 million for HRSA's Health Careers Opportunity Program.
  • $13.1 million for HRSA's Ryan White Part F Dental Programs.
  • $5.2 million for HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Special Projects of Regional and National Significance.
  • $250,000 for an oral health awareness and education campaign across HRSA divisions.
  • $10 million for military dental research.

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