Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:
Release Date: August 28, 2013
RFA-OD-13-199: NIH Administrative Supplements to Recover Losses Due to Hurricane Sandy Under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act - Non-Construction (Admin Supp)
RFA-OD-13-005: Limited Competition: Restoration of New Investigator Pilot Projects Adversely Affected by Hurricane Sandy (R21)
RFA-OD-13-006: Limited Competition: Shared Instrumentation for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief (S10)
RFA-OD-13-007: Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Restoration Program: Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief (C06)
RFA-OD-13-008: Limited Competition: Restoring Research Resources Lost Due to Hurricane Sandy (R24)
RFA-ES-13-008: Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training (U45) Administrative Supplements for Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery
NOT-OD-13-013: Notice of Assistance Available to Institutions Impacted by Super Storm Sandy
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
During October 2012, Super Storm Sandy hit the U.S. northeast coast and caused extensive damage to NIH-funded research and researchers in the area. Since that time NIH has offered limited competition awards to grantees in the FEMA-declared Hurricane Sandy major disaster states using funds appropriated under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (“DRAA”; Public Law 113-2), which included up to $149 million of supplemental funding for NIH to support recovery efforts at impacted institutions. This includes opportunities for new awards as well as administrative supplements to existing NIH awards.
The purpose of this Guide Notice is to inform the extramural community that due to the need for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to augment our existing controls to handle any additional risks that comes with disaster relief funding of this magnitude, NIH will provide additional monitoring to all Hurricane Sandy awards. NIH will also apply special terms and conditions to all Hurricane Sandy awards to ensure all requirements of the DRAA are met. A full list of these special terms and conditions is available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/NIH_DRAA_Award_Terms.pdf. Additional Terms and Conditions specific to an individual Hurricane Sandy award may also be included on the Notice of Award.
Special Requirements of NIH Hurricane Sandy awards include:
In addition, administrative supplements awarded with DRAA funds must comply with the following requirements:
Please direct all inquiries to:
Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
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