Although the FY18 budget still remains to be settled, FOVA will move ahead and continue to advocate for the FY18 request of $722 million for VA research, and $823 million for FY19. The FY19 calculation is based on the Biomedical Research and Development Price Index adjusted for inflation, a second back-up repository for MVP, VA Secretary Priorities, and for the VA-Department of Energy Partnership to process MVP data. NAVREF is committed to advocating for these requests across FY18 and FY19, and will continue meeting with members in both chambers of Congress.
UPDATE: With FY18 budget approval, FOVA has published an updated and final FY19 budget recommendation. You can download the one pager here.