President Barack Obama today released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017, calling for $33.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health to fund a range of biomedical initiatives including ones in precision medicine, cancer treatment and diagnosis, and brain research.

The money, which includes $1.8 billion in mandatory funding, would allow for nearly 10,000 new and competing NIH grants that would support efforts to “better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms that underpin health and disease to improve health and save lives,” President Obama said in the budget proposal.