Application review and award, construction, modernization, major alteration and renovation, A&R

10.1.3 Application Review and Award

Construction and modernization grant applications and applications requesting funding for a major A&R project are subject to peer review. Specific review criteria are included in the FOA.

Construction and modernization grants usually involve a single award, covering more than one year, made on the basis of an application for the entire project. Incremental funding (budget periods) within a project period normally is not used for construction or modernization grants and funding may be limited by the requirements of Federal appropriations law (31 U.S.C. §1552(a)) which may limit NIH's ability to approve no-cost extensions. Recipients must consult with the GMO if it is expected that the construction or modernization activity is unlikely to be concluded within the project period specified 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..

Unlike other grants awarded by NIH, under which a recipient's signature is not required to indicate acceptance of an award, under construction and modernization grants, the AOR must sign 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. and return it to the GMO to indicate acceptance of the terms and conditions of award.