Federal drug control spending by HHS in FY 2019 by agency

This statistic depicts the federal drug control spending by the U.S. health department (HHS) in 2019, by distributed by the department's agencies. The largest amount of drug control spending was spent by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, with some 7.9 billion U.S. dollars. All in all, the HHS is estimated to spend around 14.8 billion U.S. dollars on drug control.

Federal drug control spending by the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2019, by agency

Spending in million U.S. dollars
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services*7,910
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration**4,140.3
National Institute on Drug Abuse1,419.8
Health Resources and Services Administration664
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention475.6
Indian Health Service114.7
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism57.8
Administration for Children and Families40
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

financial year 2019

Supplementary notes

All figures are as enacted for financial year 2019 (continuing resolution).
* The estimates for the CMS reflect Medicaid and Medicare benefit outlays for substance use disorder treatment; they do not reflect budget authority. The estimates were developed by the CMS Office of the Actuary.
** Includes budget authority and funding through evaluation set-aside authorized by Section 241 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.

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