Construction, modernization, major alteration and renovation, major A&R, real property, notice of federal interest, NFI

10.6.2 Notice of Federal Interest

To protect the Federal interest in real property constructed, or where applicable, improved with NIH grant funds, recipients shall record a NFI in the appropriate official records of the jurisdiction in which the property is located as required by 45 CFR 75.323 and the NIHGPS. The NFI is required when use and disposition conditions apply to the property as stated in the NoANotice of Award: The official, legally binding document, signed (or the electronic equivalent of signature) by a Grants Management Officer that: (1) notifies the recipient of the award of a grant; (2) contains or references all the terms and conditions of the grant and Federal funding limits and obligations; and, (3) provides the documentary basis for recording the obligation of Federal funds in the NIH accounting system.. The time of recordation shall be when construction begins. The recipient should consult with the GMO prior to recording the NFI, if necessary, to determine if the NFI is required under the award. Fees charged for recording the NFI may be charged to the grant (see Allowable and Unallowable Costs and Activities in this chapter). A copy of the recorded NFI must be provided to the GMO within 10 days following the date of recordation. To obtain a sample NFI, contact the GMO.