Notice of Revised Eligibility Requirements and Award Administration Information in NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-006

Key Dates

Release Date: October 22, 2010

Related Notices:
NOT-OD-11-004
NOT-OD-11-005

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended ("Transparency Act"), requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a single searchable database, accessible to the public, with information on financial assistance awards made by Federal agencies.  The Transparency Act also includes a requirement for recipients of Federal grants to report information about first-tier subawards and executive compensation under Federal assistance awards.   

On September 14, 2010, OMB issued in the Federal Register Interim Final Guidance Requirements for Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Implementation (2 CFR Part 170).  On the same day OMB also issued in the Federal Register (Volume 75, No. 177) Final Guidance on Financial Assistance Use of Universal Identifier and Central Contractor Registration (2 CFR Subtitle A Part 25).  Both include new and revised requirements for NIH applicants and grantees, and a directive for agencies to include these requirements in all Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).

Additional information on implementing FFATA, including NIH and OMB FAQs and training resources, can be found on the NIH FFATA web site at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/public_accountability/ffata.htm.

Policy

Effectively immediately with this Guide Notice, NIH hereby revises all currently open FOAs to include the following requirements:

Section III: Eligibility Information - Eligible Applicants - Required Registrations:
Modify the existing Central Contractor Registration (CCR) requirement to include maintaining an active CCR registration.

Section VI - Award Administration Information - 1. Award Notices
Add statement that any application awarded in response to this FOA will be subject to the DUNS, CCR Registration, and Transparency Act requirements as noted on the Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants website.

Section VI - Award Administration Information - 3. Reporting

Add statement that the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act), includes a requirement for awardees of Federal grants to report information about first-tier subawards and executive compensation under Federal assistance awards issued in FY2011 or later.  All awardees of applicable NIH grants and cooperative agreements are required to report to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) available at www.FSRS.gov on all subawards over $25,000.  See the NIH Grants Policy Statement for additional information on this reporting requirement.  

These requirements will also be included in all future FOAs to be published by NIH.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone: (301) 435-0938
FAX: (301) 435-3059
EMAIL: GrantsPolicy@od.nih.gov


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