NOT-OD-20-046 announces that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 and Health Extenders Act of 2019" (Public Law 116-69) signed by President Trump on November 21, 2019. The Continuing Resolution continues government operations through December 20, 2019 at 99.3209% of the FY 2019 enacted level.
NOT-OD-20-043 announced the publication of the updated NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. December 2019). The updated GPS applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019 and supersedes the NIH GPS, rev. October 2018 as a standard term and condition of award.
NOT-FD-20-006 announces the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) requirement that all prior approval requests be submitted in eRA Common's Prior Approval Module effective January 1, 2020. All prior approval requests must be initiated and submitted by a Signing Official (SO) for the grantee organization.
Prior approval request types that will be available in eRA Commons for FDA grantees are:
NOT-HS-20-002 and NOT-HS-20-003 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), reminds grant recipients of Multi-Year Funded (MYF) awards supported by FY 2015 (10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015) appropirations, to check on the deadline to drawdown funds. This alert applies to all federal MYF awards supported by fixed year appropriations.
NOT-OD-20-033 provides additional information on the planned changes to policies, forms, and instructions for research training grant, fellowship, and career development applications with the implementation of FORMS-F for applications due on or after May 25, 2020. Planned changes will affection the following areas: