NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution Through December 8, 2017

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-124

Key Dates
Release Date: October 2, 2017  

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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, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017,” (Public Law 115-56) signed by President Trump on September 8, 2017.  This Act (CR) continues government operations through December 8, 2017 at 99.3209 percent of the FY 2017 enacted level.

Continuing the fiscal policies under NOT-OD-17-086 and consistent with NIH practices during the CRs of FY 2006 – 2017, 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). Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2018 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.  All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2017 (see NOT-OD-17-075) remain in effect under this CR, as well as the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the Federal Pay Scale (see NOT-OD-17-087). The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award predoctoral and postdoctoral stipend levels and tuition/fees are described in NOT-OD-17-084 and NOT-OD-17-003.


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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.