NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES, RECOVERY ACT CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT

To renovate existing research facilities and build new research facilities to meet basic and clinical space requirements, laboratory safety, biohazard containment, and animal care standards in order to support the facility demands of NIH research programs.



Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Ms. Quadira Huff, Division Coordinator, Office of Grants Management, NCRR, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 1040, Bethesda, MD 20892-4874.

(301) 435-0852; huffq@mail.nih.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

New physical resources for research include basic research laboratories, clinical and support facilities, and those related to biohazard control that are integral parts of an overall effort.

Proposed facilities must be part of an existing research effort or a developing research program.

Facilities shall be used for research pertinent to the NIH mission for as long as needed.

The Recovery Act has modified the usual period of Federal interest from 20 years to 10 years.

Funds must be used for purposes stated in the approved grant application.

See above.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Construction/Renewal/Rehabilitation

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization

Credentials/Documentation

Application should include a complete research program description (with staff curricula vitae), space requirements for projected program, an environmental summary of the impact of the proposed facility as detailed in Public Law 90- 190, the National Environmental Policy Act, and listing of all relevant licenses, permits, or other approvals required by State and local authorities. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for Educational Institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit institutions. For grants issued to hospitals, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 74, Appendixes E, "Principles for Determining Costs Applicable to Research and Development Under Grants and Contracts with Hospitals". This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication assistance is available from the address noted below under Information Contacts.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs".

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Prepare and submit applications according to instructions provided in the applicable ARRA Funding Opportunities announcement. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74 including applicable federal cost principles as referenced, the NIH Grants Policy Statement, and the provisions in the funding announcement. NIH is transitioning to an electronic application by grant mechanism. Details, including the appropriate application form, can be found at http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit by a scientific review group and for program relevance by a national advisory council/board.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Section 481A, 42 U.S.C 287.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the NIH Scientific/Research contact, as provided on an initiative. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH Web site at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not97-232.html .

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Grantee is responsible for performance of contractor.

Contractor must be covered by performance and payment bonds.

Grantees are required to file a Notice of Federal Interest at the time construction begins.

In addition, all projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have

Records

Expenditures and other financial records, and also administrative records, must be retained for 3 years from the day on which the grantee submits the last expenditure report for the grant period.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0848-0-1-552.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $1,000,000,000; FY 10 est $1,000,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from $2M to $20M total costs. The average award is expected to be $10M.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 74; 42 CFR 52. NIH Grants Policy Statement, (Rev.) December 1, 2003. The PHS 398 may be obtained from NIH"s Extramural Research Home Page: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Ms. Quadira Huff, Division Coordinator, Office of Grants Management, NCRR, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 1040, Bethesda, MD 20892-4874. (301) 435-0852; huffq@mail.nih.gov.

Headquarters Office

Gregory K. Farber 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 960, Bethesda 20892-4874 Email: farberg@mail.nih.gov Phone: (301) 435-08778

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications that are complete and responsive to this program will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group. The major elements in evaluating proposals include: (1) significance and need of the project, (2) the description of project management and institutional commitment, (3) evaluation of the proposed design, (4) justification for requested equipment, (5) the commitment to sustainable design/environmentally friendly design principles.



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