October 31, 2023
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
The purpose of this notice is to inform NIH recipients of a reminder communication that will be sent to recipients with Final Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) in rejected status. Beginning in November 2023, recipients with Final FFRs in rejected status will receive a monthly e-mail communication from the NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) Closeout Center. This reminder will provide the extramural community with the steps necessary to re-submit an acceptable Final FFR in the Payment Management System (PMS). The purpose of the e-mail communication is to reinforce the requirement that rejected Final FFRs must be resubmitted in a timely manner in accordance with the NIH Grants Policy Statement (see NIH GPS 8.6 and 8.6.1). The goal is to ensure that all administrative and financial closeout requirements of the grant award are conducted within the required time frames (see 2 CFR Part 200.344 and NIH GPS 8.6).
NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
FFR Reconciliation and Financial Closeout Support Center