November 06, 2009

NIH Non-Competing Grant Awards under the FY 2010 Continuing Resolution

The National Institutes of Health, as in previous years, has issued a notice regarding awards during the continuing resolution that continues funding to the agency while Congress works to finish the fiscal year 2010 budget appropriations.

The November 5 NIH Guide notice states:
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to operate on a continuing resolution (CR), Public Law 111-88 signed on October 30, 2009 making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies, including NIH, and for other purposes for FY 2010, which currently extends through December 18, 2009. The current CR applies the terms of the FY 2009 appropriations for the period covered by the CR.

Until the final FY 2010 appropriation is enacted, 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). This is consistent with our practice during the CRs of FY 2006 - 2009. NIH will consider upward adjustments to these levels after the final appropriation is enacted, but expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.
The NIH Extramural Financial Operations page has additional information on the NIH budget.

Questions regarding adjustments applied to individual UC Berkeley grant awards may be directed to your SPO research administrator.