Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): December 14, 2018 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is for investigators and institutions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and with active NIH grants to request: 1) a 24-month extension of the current budget period, with 12-months of funding at the same funding level as the current year of the grant; and/or, 2a) one-time administrative supplements of up to $50,000 in direct costs (excluding consortium F&A costs) to replace lost and/or damaged research resources; and/or 2b) up to $100,000 to replace a single item of equipment so long as that request is accompanied by well-documented support for the need to replace that item of equipment. Applicable F&A costs should also be requested; and/or 2c) minor alternation and renovation (A&R) to research facilities up to $150,000. Note: Applicants for projects with minor A&R costs of $150,000 up to $500,000 should apply to the forthcoming R24 FOA.
Benefits of this opportunity are restricted to the counties that FEMA declared a major disaster area in the following states and territories: Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Grants at NIH-supported institutions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria will be eligible for both the funded extension and/or administrative supplements. If a grant has relocated or relocates prior to the award of the funded extension, the funded extension may be withdrawn.
Applications submitted in response to this announcement will be considered for funding only with funds appropriated from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, P.L. 115-123. This opportunity does not preclude additional requests for administrative supplements on other NIH grant programs or for these mechanisms. Institutes and Centers will still consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.
These funds cannot duplicate nor overlap with reimbursement provided by FEMA, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. Self-insurance is a formal plan, pursuant to law or regulation, in which amounts are set aside in a fund to cover losses of specified types and amounts, typically by a commercial insurance company. Appropriated funds are precluded from expenses that are or can be reimbursed by the formal self-insurance plan.
This opportunity applies to awards active at the time of the hurricanes.
The following institutes participate of this funding opportunity:
- National Institutes of Health
- John E. Fogarty International Center
- National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
- National Cancer Institute
- National Eye Institute
- National Human Genome Research Institute
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- National Institute on Aging
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- National Institute of General Medical Sciences
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- National Institute of Nursing Research
- National Library of Medicine