November 1956

News and Comment

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):680-682. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290140029

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Health Research Facilities Program.  —On July 30, 1956, the President signed the Health Research Facilities Act of 1956, which authorizes the appropriation of funds not to exceed $30 million for each of three years to assist in the financing of the construction of facilities for research in the "sciences related to health." The Act defines "sciences related to health" as including medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, and public health, and fundamental and applied sciences when related thereto. The assistance is to be in the form of grants in aid to public and nonprofit institutions on a basis of not more than 50% for the Federal share. Items not creditable for matching purposes include (1) costs for the acquisition of land or off-site improvements and (2) obligations made prior to the award of the research facilities grant concerned. The Congress has now appropriated $30 million to the Public Health Service, Department of

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