FY17 Appropriations for a Comprehensive Response to Addiction
On September 29, 2016 Congress passed a Continuing Resolution, which will provide stopgap funding for programs until December 9, 2016, including $37 million in startup funding for CARA.
Congress will reconvene in November to finalize funding for FY17, including funding around addiction. The chart below details the current status of 33 key programs. Congress must reconcile the funding levels between House and Senate marks in the Omnibus bill. The chart details current authorization levels and recommended funding by Appropriations committees. Earlier this year, The House Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee recommended $500 million, modeled after CARA, in new funding for the development and/or expansion of comprehensive measures to address the opioid epidemic.