NIH Grantees Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Notice Number: NOT-OD-05-074

Key Dates
Release Date: September 4, 2005

Related Notices
See NIH Response to Hurricane Katrina Disaster - Information for Investigators and Institutions Page:

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National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

NIH continues to be deeply saddened and concerned about the effect of Katrina’s devastation on the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and is participating in a number of activities to address the immediate medical needs of those affected. NIH is committed to the support of our investigators, fellows and trainees. We have made contact with several senior officials of institutions affected by hurricane Katrina and have started to discuss with them their plans for assessment of the damage and recovery. We will be flexible in devising mechanisms for facilitating the continuity of investigators’ research, and understand that research projects may be relocated temporarily to other locations as each organization rebuilds from the hurricane. Additional details about this issue will be provided directly to affected organizations, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions will be posted on the NIH website dedicated to post-Katrina information for investigators and grantees (

The purpose of this Notice is to provide more detailed information about possible NIH actions to assist affected NIH investigators and institutions. This notice is a follow-up to NOT-OD-05-072, “Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Hurricane Katrina” and NOT-OD-05-073, “NIH Grantees Affected by Hurricane Katrina.”

First, it is important that each investigator contact his or her scientific program official and/or grants management official to discuss how the research project has been affected. This is a necessary first step in any subsequent action that NIH may take with respect to funding. E-mail addresses for NIH staff can be obtained from the NIH E-Mail Directory at

As soon as investigators and institutions are able to assess the damage to their NIH-supported research programs and communicate with NIH, NIH will consider requests for administrative supplements for extensions in time that include personnel costs; and replacement of equipment, supplies and unique resources damaged or lost as a result of the storm. Each supplement application should state that the requested support does not represent a duplication of benefits, e.g., from insurance. The e-mail request must be submitted by the Authorized Organizational Official (AOO) to the NIH Grants Management Officer (GMO) who signed the grant’s Notice of Grant Award in the funding Institute or Center. The request must also reflect the complete grant number in the subject line; include the name of the grantee, the name of the initiating PI, the PI’s telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address; and comparable identifying information for the AOO. Requests may also be submitted using the PHS-398 face page, budget page, and budget justification page, but in all cases requests should be sent to the GMO in the Institute or Center that made the award. Under no circumstances should requests be sent to the Center for Scientific Review. E-mail addresses for NIH staff can be obtained as indicated above.

Please contact George Gardner at NIH Grants Hurricane Recovery ( or 301-435-0949 for additional questions.

For general information about the NIH response to Hurricane Katrina, please see Hurricane Katrina Disaster Information. Information specifically for investigators and institutions can be found at

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