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NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

Posted Jan 21, 2014
Under a Continuing Appropritions Act, the NIH will continue to award new and renewal grants at about 90% of the previously committed level. The salary limitation under Executeive Order 13655 has increased from $179,700 to $181,500.

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-043

Key Dates
Release Date: January 16, 2014

Related Announcements
NOT-OD-14-012

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (H.J.Res. 106) signed by President Obama on January 15, 2014. This Act (CR) continues government operations through January 18, 2014 at the FY 2013 post-sequestration level.

Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-14-012 and consistent with NIH practices during the CRs of FY 2006 – 2013, the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level). Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2014 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period. All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2013 (see NOT-OD-12-034 and NOT-OD-13-064 ) remain in effect under this CR including the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the Federal Pay Scale. It should be noted, that the Executive Level II was increased by 1 percent from $179,700 to $181,500 by Executive Order 13655 that became effective January 12, 2014.

Inquiries

Questions regarding adjustments applied to individual grant awards may be directed to the Grants Management Specialist identified on the Notice of Award.