Recovery Act of 2009: Information on Quarterly Reporting Requirements for NIH Award Recipients

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-129

Key Dates
Release Date: July 31, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (


This Notice is to remind ARRA recipients of the quarterly reporting requirement, announce the posting of a new NIH ARRA website specific to this requirement, and to provide NIH ARRA grantees with contact information for questions concerning this quarterly report.

Section 1512 Reporting Requirements

As noted in the HHS ARRA Award Terms and Conditions, prime recipients of all NIH extramural grant and cooperative agreement awards funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are subject to the quarterly reporting provisions of Section 1512 of the Act, as are any subrecipients delegated reporting responsibility by a prime recipient.

Reporting Timeline

Section 1512 requires a quarterly report, due no later than 10 calendar days after each calendar quarter in which the recipient receives the award (Jan 10, April 10, July 10, and Oct 10). Reports are cumulative each quarter and include standard data elements as defined by the Act. On June 22, 2009 OMB issued a guidance memorandum providing more information on grantee reporting requirements and clarifying that the first quarterly report will be due on October 10, 2009. The HHS-Approved Standard Terms and Conditions for NIH ARRA Awards have been revised to reflect this guidance, see updated Notice NOT-OD-09-120.

NIH Informational Resources Now Available

NIH has developed NIH-specific resources to help extramural grant and cooperative agreement award recipients fulfill their reporting requirements. These resources include an extensive list of FAQs that will be regularly updated, applicable Guide Notices, and links to OMB guidance and Webinars. In addition, to aid in data quality of the information reported by grantees, NIH is coordinating with HHS to develop a tool to provide award recipients access to data required in this quarterly report that is already available in our systems. All of these resources can be found by visiting, a subpage of the ARRA Grant Funding Opportunities Web page.


Questions regarding the use of the reporting system should be directed to the helpdesk. This resource will be available once registration opens in August.
For agency-specific Recovery Act recipient reporting questions, NIH is centralizing responses. All questions should be directed to:

Grants Information
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-945-7573
TTY: 301-451-5936

Please do not contact your NIH Program Official or Grants Management Specialist with questions concerning the Recovery Act quarterly report.