Non-Competing Grant Awards under the Current Continuing Resolution

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-002

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • March 18, 2009 - See Notice NOT-OD-09-066 NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2009.

Key Dates
Release Date: October 2, 2008

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to operate on a continuing resolution (CR) [Public Law 110-329 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009] that currently extends through March 6, 2009. The CR applies the terms of the FY 2008 appropriations for the period covered by the CR. Until the final FY 2009 appropriation is enacted, NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level). This is consistent with our practice during the CRs of FY 2006 - 2008. NIH will consider upward adjustments to these levels after the final appropriation is enacted, but expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.

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Questions regarding adjustments applied to individual grant awards may be directed to the Grants Management Specialist identified on the Notice of Award.