NIH Grants Policy Statement
Revised October 2017. This document applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements for budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2017.
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7.7 Applicable Credits

The term applicable credits refers to those receipt or negative expenditure types of transactions that operate to offset or reduce direct or F&A cost items. Typical examples are purchase discounts, rebates or allowances, recoveries or indemnities on losses, and adjustments for overpayments or erroneous charges. Additional information concerning applicable credits is included in the cost principles.

Applicable credits to direct charges made to NIH grants must be treated as an adjustment on the recipient's FFR, whether those credits accrue during or after the period of grant support. (See Administrative Requirements-Monitoring-Reporting and Administrative Requirements-Closeout-Final Federal Financial Reports.) The NIH awarding IC will notify the recipient of any additional actions that may be necessary.