NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-003

Key Dates
Release Date: October 4, 2019

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Issued by
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 and Health Extenders Act of 2019” (Public Law 116-59) signed by President Trump on September 27, 2019. This Act (CR) continues government operations through November 21, 2019 at 99.3209 percent of the FY 2019 enacted level.

Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-19-031 and consistent with NIH practices during the CRs of FY 2006 – 2019, 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 2020 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period. All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2019 (see NOT-OD-19-030) 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-19-099). The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award predoctoral and postdoctoral stipend levels and tuition/fees are described in NOT-OD-19-036.


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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