$1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Includes Funds for Manufacturing Research
Manufacturing research funding highlights include:
- $5.2 billion for research, development, manufacturing, production, and the purchase of vaccines, therapeutics, and ancillary medical products and supplies
- $500 million for the evaluation of the continued performance, safety, and effectiveness of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics and the facilitation of advanced continuous manufacturing activities related to production of vaccines and related materials, and oversight of the supply chain and mitigation of shortages of vaccines, therapeutics, and devices approved, cleared, licensed, or authorized for use for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of COVID-19 by the Food and Drug Administration.
- $150 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to fund awards for research, development, and testbeds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the pandemic, including through NIST’s network of manufacturing research institutes.
- $600 million for the National Science Foundation to fund or extend new and existing research grants, cooperative agreements, scholarships, fellowships, and apprenticeships related to the pandemic.
- $100 million for the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The money is earmarked for research on how the pandemic has impacted student learning, including comparisons of remote, in-class, and hybrid approaches.