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AHRQ Annual Report on Research and Management, FY 2003

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Figure 3. FY 2003 AHRQ Obligations by Mechanism (Text description)

Figure 3 is a pie chart illustrating the various funding mechanisms used in support of AHRQ's mission, and the proportion of disbursed budgetary funds associated with each.

Forty-four percent of AHRQ's annual operating budget is dedicated to grants and cooperative agreements, while 34 percent is earmarked for contracts. Another 10 percent is used to pay salaries and benefits, 6 percent is used in support of Agency operations, and 6 percent is associated with Interagency Agreement (IAA) mechanisms.

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