NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
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December 15, 2021

Related Announcements

NOT-OD-22-009 - NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

NOT-OD-22-076 - Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including National Institutes of Health (NIH), operates under the Further Extending Government Funding Act (Public Law 117-70) signed by President Biden on December 3, 2021. This Act (CR) continues government operations through February 18, 2022 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 FYs?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


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