It is vital that Florida supports measures that increase the state’s capacity for research and treatment as well as those that generate investments in research infrastructure. ACS CAN will advocate for $50 million in funding for the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and request that program grants continue to be awarded on a peer-reviewed, competitive basis.
In 2021, the Florida State Legislature approved the total state funding of $1.83 million in recurring revenue for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Recurring state funds provide a dedicated funding source and help build the long-term viability of the program. This marks a full decade that the Legislature has invested state dollars in the program.