Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants
Standard Award Terms and Conditions:
- Individual awards are based on the application submitted to, and as approved by, the NIH and are subject to the terms and conditions incorporated either directly or by reference in the following:
- The grant program legislation and program regulation cited in the Notice of Award.
- Conditions on activities and expenditure of funds in other statutory requirements, such as those included in appropriations acts. This also includes any recent legislation noted below.
- 45 CFR Part 74 or 45 CFR Part 92, as applicable.
- The NIH Grants Policy Statement, including addenda in effect as of the beginning date of the budget period.
- The Notice of Award including all terms and conditions cited on the document or attachments.
Standard Terms and Conditions for Awards Made Under the American Recovery and
Act of 2009 (ARRA):
- All awards issued with funds provided by the ARRA are subject to special terms and conditions as provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. For NIH awards, approved terms are found in the following document:
Standard Terms and Conditions for ARRA Awards (07/06/2009) - (PDF - 19 KB)
Recent Legislation and Policy Applicable to Awards:
- Effective March 9, 2011: In accordance with guidance provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, funding prohibitions regarding ACORN and related entities remain in effect pending further litigation as to ACORN’s First Amendment and due process claims. This is based on the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This guidance now supersedes that provided in the 3/16/2010 OMB Memorandum M-10-12: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-12.pdf. Therefore NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-10-024 remains in effect.
- Effective October 1, 2010: Requirement for Central Contractor Registration and Universal Identifier to ensure use of a universal identifier and to enhance the quality of information available to the public as required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended: Full text of the award term is provided in the attached document (MS Word - 29 KB). This is implemented in accordance with OMB Interim Final Guidance, Federal Register Volume 75, No. 177, September 14, 2010; 2 CFR Subtitle A, Part 25). See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-004 for more information.
- Effective October 1, 2010: Requirement for Reporting Subawards and Executive Compensation on NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements implementing the subaward and executive compensation reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended: Full text of the award term is provided in the attached document (MS Word - 37 KB). This is implemented in accordance with OMB Interim Final Guidance, Federal Register Volume 75, No. 177, September 14, 2010; 2 CFR Part 170. See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-12-010 for more information.
Grant Payment Information:
- Domestic Non-Federal Institutions:
Grant payments will be made available through the DHHS Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is administered by the Division of Payment Management, Program Support Center (PSC), DHHS, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Finance, which will forward instructions for obtaining payments. Requests for downloadable forms and inquiries regarding payment should be directed to:
|Regular Mailing Address
Division of Payment Management
P.O. Box 6021
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone Number: (301) 443-1660
||Overnight Mailing Address
Division of Payment Management
5600 Fishers Lane - 11-33
11th Floor - Head House Wing
Rockville, MD 20857
- Federal and Foreign Institutions and grants issued to Individuals:
Grant payments will be made available through the Grant Accounting Branch at the National Institutes of Health. Inquiries regarding payment should be directed to:
Government Accounting Branch
National Institutes of Health
2115 East Jefferson Street
Room 4B432, MSC 8500
Bethesda, MD 20892-8500
Telephone Number: (301) 402-9123
OIG Hotline Information:
- The HHS Inspector General maintains a toll-free hotline for receiving information concerning fraud, waste or abuse under grants and cooperative agreements. Such reports are kept confidential and callers may decline to give their names if the choose to remain anonymous:
Office of Inspector General
Department of Health and Human Services
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026
Telephone Number: 1-800-447-8477 (1-800-HHS-TIPS)
Web Address: http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/hotline/
Note: This document is referenced in standard NIH award Terms and Conditions and is linked from the OER Grants Policy and Guidance page.