NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution Through March 23, 2018

Notice Number: NOT-OD-18-136

Key Dates
Release Date: March 7, 2018

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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" (Public Law No: 115-56) as amended by the "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018" (Public Law No: 115-123), signed by President Trump on February 9, 2018. This Act (CR) continues government operations through March 23, 2018, at 99.3209 percent of the FY 2017 enacted level.

Continuing the procedures identified 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 pre and post-doctoral stipend levels and tuition/fees are described in NOT-OD-17-084 and NOT-OD-17-003.


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