Notice Number: NOT-OH-14-002
Release Date: October 31, 2013
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
This Notice is to provide NIOSH’s extramural community with information on how NIOSH is resuming operations after the government shutdown.
eRA Systems Availability
eRA systems are currently available for use by the applicant/grantee/reviewer. Grants.gov will continue to accept applications for funding opportunity announcements with October closing dates, even if those dates have passed.
Rescheduling October Application Due Date – R03
The October grant application due date (October 16, 2013) has been rescheduled for November 18, 2013. Please note that the regular due date for revised, renewal, or resubmission applications remains November 16th.
Rescheduling Peer Review Meetings
The shutdown required that NIOSH cancel its October peer review meeting. Applications that were scheduled to be reviewed by the NIOSH study section in October will now be reviewed at the February study section meeting to be held February 19-21, 2014.
Applications Submitted Prior to the Shutdown can be “Refreshed”
Applications submitted since October 1 that were held at Grants.gov during the period of the shutdown will proceed to the February 2014 study section meeting without any action by the applicant. NIOSH is giving applicants who have already successfully submitted an application for an October due date the opportunity to replace the submission with a “refreshed” application.
If you choose to replace your existing application, follow the steps below carefully:
Existing applications must be withdrawn by November 15, 2013.
Note: Replacing the application submission with a “refreshed” application does not count as a resubmission (A1), meaning that an application submitted for an October due date as a “new” application should be submitted as a “new” application. A “resubmission” should be submitted again as “resubmission”. A “renewal” should continue to be a “renewal”.
Payment Management System
Payments through the Payment Management System (PMS) should be processing as usual. If grantees received a communication during the shutdown that a drawdown request was on hold, please contact PMS directly to determine the status of that pending request.
NIOSH will continue to provide the community with guidance on resumption of extramural activities after the shutdown as necessary. For questions or further information, please contact:
Linda Frederick, PhD
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Telephone: (404) 498-2557
Fax: (404) 498-2571
All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.