The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its request for $7.2 billion from the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2025 proposed budget to support several public health initiatives.

“This new funding request will help us build on our accomplishments and also modernize our agency and operations as we plan for the future.”

– FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D.

The FY 2025 request includes key areas for advancing cosmetics, food safety, and supply chain issues.

  • MoCRA: The proposed budget requests $8 million to support implementation of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA). Funds will be used for managing product submissions, hiring essential personnel, and developing compliance policies.
  • Food Safety: The budget also requests $15 million to modernize the FDA’s capacity to investigate and prevent foodborne illnesses.
  • Supply Chain: $12.3 million is requested to address supply chain issues, investigate disruptions in food and medical shortages, and improve pharmaceutical manufacturing quality.
The request also includes a legislative proposal, designed to expand FDA authority and oversight. Below are a few initiatives the proposal includes:

  • Modernize the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA)
  • Require Drug Manufacturers to Notify FDA of an Increase in Demand
  • Evaluation of Non-Application Drug Manufacturers Before Marketing
  • Lengthen Expiration Dates to Mitigate Critical Drug Shortages