DoD ALS Research Program


In 2019, the ALS community helped secure an increase of $10 million per year in funding for ALS research REAL. So, we took a step back to look at how we made it happen. On June 19th, after Congressional testimony and months of Hill visits, the House of Representatives voted to double the current ALS research funding level for the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program from $10 million to $20 million. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the same increase. The full Senate then voted to approve the increase and then went back to the House for a final vote. Because the funding increase was the same in both the House and Senate bill, it stood a strong chance of being included in the final bill that went to President Trump for his signature. Due to this community’s advocacy along every step of this process we succeeded in making real an extra $10 million in funding for ALS research.

Media Contact: Theresa Garner, [email protected]


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