Notice Number: NOT-HS-18-005
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (www.AHRQ.gov)
Under the provisions of Section 1405(a) of Public Law No. 101-510 amended 31 U.S.C. §§ 1551-1557 (commonly referred to as M-Account Legislation), all federal agencies are required to close fixed year appropriation accounts and cancel any remaining balances on any awards issued out of the fixed year appropriation accounts by September 30th of the 5th fiscal year after the period of availability. Translated into terms applicable to award recipients and awarding agencies, all undrawn award funding falling under the M-Account condition will no longer be available for program expenditures, obligations or payment requests.
This Notice reminds all AHRQ grant recipients who received grant funding from AHRQ in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013) that the deadline to request cash withdrawals from 2013 awards made with annual appropriations is Thursday, September 27, 2018, for most grantees. Grant awards funded with a 2013 annual appropriation will cancel and no longer be available to the grantee organization or to the awarding agency. Grantees will not be able to access FY2013 funds for any reason (program expenditures, obligations, or payment requests). Remaining balances on all awards issued using 2013 annual appropriation funds will be cancelled by September 30, 2018.
Grantees may contact their Payment Management System liaison accountant for assistance.
Information about the PMS can be found at http://www.dpm.psc.gov/ and information specifically about Cancelled Awards can be found at https://pms.psc.gov/grant_recipients/cancelledawards.html .
AHRQ grant recipients who received multi-year funded awards in any Fiscal Year between FY2013 and FY2016 should also review NOT-HS-17-014 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-17-014.html).
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