Salary Limitation on AHRQ Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts Under the Current Continuing Resolution

Notice Number: NOT-HS-09-004

Key Dates
Release Date:  February 4, 2009

Issued by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (

This notice provides updated information regarding the salary limitation for AHRQ grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards (referred to here as grants).

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110-161, restricts the amount of direct salary of an individual under an AHRQ grant to Executive Level I of the Federal Executive Pay scale.  AHRQ continues to operate on a continuing resolution (CR) through March 6, 2009.  The CR applies the terms of the FY 2008 appropriations into the period covered by the CR.  The Executive Level I annual salary rate was $191,300 for the period January 1 through December 31, 2008.  Effective January 1, 2009, the Executive Level I salary level increased to $196,700.  When the final FY2009 Appropriation is enacted, AHRQ will publish a Notice providing information on any statutory provisions that limit the use of AHRQ grant funds, including any limits on direct salary. 


Questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to grants or contracts should be directed to the AHRQ grants management office or AHRQ contracts management office, as appropriate.

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