NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-012

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

  • January 16, 2014 - See Notice NOT-OD-14-043. NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution.

Key Dates
Release Date: October 25, 2013

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (H. R. 2775/Public Law 113-46) signed by President Obama on October 16, 2013. This Act (CR) continues government operations through January 15, 2014 at the FY 2013 post-sequestration level.

The 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 2013. Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2014 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period. All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2013 (see NOT-OD-12-034 and NOT-OD-13-064 ) remain in effect under the CR including the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the Federal Pay Scale ($179,700).


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