NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
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October 20, 2021

Related Announcements

  • December 15, 2021 - NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution. See Notice NOT-OD-22-045

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 117-43) signed by President Biden on September 30, 2021. This Act (CR) continues government operations through December 3, 2021 at the FY 2021 enacted level, with no reduction.

Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-21-058 and consistent with NIH practices during the CRs of FY 2006 - 2021, NIH Institutes and/or Centers may, at their discretion, issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award. Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2022 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period. All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2021 (see NOT-OD-21-056) 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-21-057) and the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award predoctoral and postdoctoral stipend levels and tuition/fees as described in NOT-OD-21-049.


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

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